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An Appraisal of Mangrove Management in Microtidal Estuaries and Lagoons in Sri Lanka


By: IUCN Sri Lanka(Author)

116 pages, photos, illustrations, maps, tables

IUCN Sri Lanka

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #240133 | ISBN-13: 9789550205059
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About this book

Language: English

This study was inspired by observations and experiences from post-tsunami (2004) mangrove planting and ‘restoration’ work in the country. Since the tsunami, IUCN Sri Lanka supported a number of initiatives for improving mangrove management in the context of the structure and functioning of the parent ecosystems – estuaries and lagoons. In 2009, several mangrove planting and ‘restoration’ initiatives were supported under the Small Grants Programme of the Mangroves for the Future Initiative (MFF) in different parts of Sri Lanka. Inconsistent results from the Small Grants Programme together with other observations on changes to lagoon and estuarine ecosystems compelled IUCN to undertake an appraisal of mangrove planting initiatives in the country. This report captures the main observations and fndings from the study, and provides recommendations for mangrove planting and ‘restoration’ in the future.

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