Posts Tagged Mangroves

Mangrove Patches Deserve Greater Recognition No Matter the Size…

Governments must provide stronger protection for crucial small mangrove patches, is the call led by scientists at international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London), which hosts the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group, in a letter published in Science today (18 January 2019)… Read the full article here at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/56459-mangrove-patches-deserve-greater-recognition-no-matter-the-size Advertisements

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Interesting facts #33…

Facts about rainforests Rainforests are found all over the world — in West and Central Africa, South and Central America, Indonesia, Southeast Asia and Australia — on every continent except Antarctica. They are vitally important, producing most of the oxygen we breathe and providing habitat for half of the planet’s flora and fauna… Read more […]

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Why the World’s Rivers Are Losing Sediment and Why It Matters – Yale E360… 

Intro: Vast amounts of river-borne sediment are trapped behind the world’s large dams, depriving areas downstream of material that is badly needed to build up the marshes and wetlands that act as a buffer against rising seas…  Read about it here @ Yale Environment 360 – http://e360.yale.edu/features/why-the-worlds-rivers-are-losing-sediment-and-why-it-matters

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Coastal wetlands excel at storing carbon… 

New analysis supports mangrove forests, tidal marshes and seagrass meadows as effective climate buffers…  Read more at sciencedaily.com: Coastal wetlands excel at storing carbon

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Coral Reef Tourism in Danger as Reefs Struggle to Adapt to Warming…

A recent UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report on world heritage sites in danger from climate change received widespread media attention after the Australian government requested the removal of a chapter on the Great Barrier Reef. However the Great Barrier Reef is not the only coral reef at risk from climate change. The report described […]

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The ‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #1…

Welcome to the ‘FMD’ Digest for June 11th to 24th, 2016… Much concern is usually expressed regarding the effects of human actions on the environment and the roles we should play in nature’s conservation and preservation which can truly only occur when we understand our natural environment. An example highlighting elements of this was reflected […]

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Human Impacts on Mangrove Wetland Systems in Trinidad and Tobago…

 

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A Tale of Two Northern European Cities: Meeting the Challenges of Sea Level Rise by Daniel Grossman: Yale Environment 360

For centuries, Rotterdam and Hamburg have had to contend with the threat of storm surges and floods. Now, as sea levels rise, planners are looking at innovative ways to make these cities more resilient, with new approaches that could hold lessons for vulnerable urban areas around the world. Source: A Tale of Two Northern European […]

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A Decade After Asian Tsunami, New Forests Protect the Coast…

Summary, from Yale environment 360… The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh province. But villagers there are using an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems that will serve as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms… This article was published on 4 December […]

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Satellite Data Reveals State of the World’s Mangrove Forests…

from wri.org… Many coastal communities rely on mangroves for food, forest products and tourism revenue, and the forests provide a natural coastline defense to storm surges by reducing wave and wind velocity. New analysis relies on satellite data to survey the state of these important ecosystems… Read the article here: Satellite Data Reveals State of […]

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Mangroves Help Guyana Defend Against Changing Climate…

From ipsnews.net, (Guyana, Oct. 26, 2013) –  “Approximately 90 percent of Guyana’s population lives on a narrow coastline strip a half to one metre below sea level. That coastal belt is protected by seawall barriers that have existed since the Dutch occupation of the country. In recent times, however, severe storms have toppled these defences, […]

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