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About this book
About this book
Through in-depth case studies of local communities in four distinct coastal areas in Southern Thailand, the authors are able to assess objectively the underlying economic causes and the consequences of mangrove deforestation due to the expansion of shrimp farming.
Global mangrove loss and economic development, Edward B. Barbier and Mark Cox. Part I National trends and analysis of mangroves: the importance of mangroves - ecological perspectives and socio-economic values, Sanit Aksornkoae, Ruangrai Tokrisna, Wattana Sugunnasil and Suthawan Sathirathai; overview of shrimp farming and mangrove loss in Thailand, Sanit Aksornkoae and Ruangrai Tokrisna; analysis of shrimp farm expansion and mangrove conversion in Thailand. 1979-1996, Edward B. Barbier and Mark Cox. Part II Case Studies - Phang-nga and Nakhon Si Thammarat: analytical background of the case studies and research sites - ecological, historical and social perspectives, Sanit Aksornkoae, Wattana Sugunnasil and Suthawan Sathirathai; mangrove dependency - income distribution and conservation, Isra Sarntisart and Suthawan Sathirathai; household use of mangrove and mangrove conservation decisions, Edward B. Barbier and Mark Cox; analysis of shrimp farms' use of land, Ruangrai Tokrisna; coastal communities - mangrove loss and shrimp farming - social and institutional perspectives, Wattana Sugunnasil and Suthawan Sathirathai; comparative returns of mangroves for shrimp farming and local direct and indirect uses in Surat Thani Province, Suthawan Sathirathai and Eward B. Barbier. Part 3 Mangrove loss and shrimp farming in Thailand - conclusions: conclusion of the study and policy recommendations, Edward B. Barbier and Suthawan Sathirathai.