By Mark Spalding

released with ISME, ITTO and venture companions FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH

This atlas presents the 1st really international evaluation of the country of the world's mangroves. Written by way of a number one specialist on mangroves with aid from the head foreign researchers and conservation firms, this complete color atlas includes 60 full-page maps, 1000s of pictures and illustrations and a finished country-by-country overview of mangroves.

Mangroves are thought of either ecologically and from a human viewpoint. preliminary chapters supply a world view, with details on distribution, biogeography, productiveness and wider ecology, in addition to on human makes use of, monetary values, threats, and ways for mangrove administration. those subject matters are revisited during the local chapters, the place the maps supply a spatial context or start line for extra exploration. The publication additionally provides a wealth of records on biodiversity, habitat zone, loss and fiscal price which supply a distinct list of mangroves opposed to which destiny threats and adjustments could be evaluated. Case-studies, written by means of neighborhood specialists offer insights into local mangrove concerns, together with basic and strength productiveness, biodiversity, and data on current and conventional makes use of and values and sustainable management.

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