World Atlas of Mangroves

World Atlas of Mangroves

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World Atlas of Mangroves

Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH.

This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full colour atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Mangroves are considered both ecologically and from a human perspective. Initial chapters provide a global view, with information on distribution, biogeography, productivity and wider ecology, as well as on human uses, economic values, threats, and approaches for mangrove management. These themes are revisited throughout the regional chapters, where the maps provide a spatial context or starting point for further exploration. The book also presents a wealth of statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844076574
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2010
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents



1. Mangrove Ecosystems

2. Mangroves and Man

3. Mapping Mangroves

Regional Chapters
Western Indian Ocean

4. Eastern and Southern Africa

5. The Middle East

6. South Asia

Eastern Asia and Australia/New Zealand

7. Southeast Asia

8. East Asia

9. Australia and New Zealand

Pacific Ocean

10. Pacific Islands


11. North and Central America and the Caribbean

12. South America

West and Central Africa

13. West and Central Africa

Annex 1: Species Ranges

Annex 2: References for National Statistics


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