Rapidly diminishing mangrove forests in Myanmar (Burma): a review

Rapidly diminishing mangrove forests in Myanmar (Burma): a review Mangroves are a very productive ecosystem found in tropical and subtropical latitudes. Southern and south western coastlines of Myanmar host a large number of mangrove species, many under threat of extirpation. This review analyzes recent changes and the current status of mangrove vegetation along the coastline of Myanmar and key factors causing rapid reduction of mangrove coverage. Remote sensing techniques can be used to improve mangrove mapping and monitoring in Myanmar in the future. Community-based mangrove reforestation has helped restore green coastal areas to some extent, even though there are limitations due to the lack of specific biodiversity in reforested areas. Mangrove ecosystem research, conservation and restoration in Myanmar have gained new momentum after the 2010 political reform. Some urgent measures are still needed for the conservation of rapidly diminishing mangrove forests, as well as improving community-based mangrove reforestation, enhancing biodiversity, implementing sustainable aquaculture, and reinforcing environmental protection laws. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hydrobiologia Springer Journals

Rapidly diminishing mangrove forests in Myanmar (Burma): a review

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Life Sciences; Freshwater & Marine Ecology; Ecology; Zoology
ISSN
0018-8158
eISSN
1573-5117
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10750-018-3673-1
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Abstract

Mangroves are a very productive ecosystem found in tropical and subtropical latitudes. Southern and south western coastlines of Myanmar host a large number of mangrove species, many under threat of extirpation. This review analyzes recent changes and the current status of mangrove vegetation along the coastline of Myanmar and key factors causing rapid reduction of mangrove coverage. Remote sensing techniques can be used to improve mangrove mapping and monitoring in Myanmar in the future. Community-based mangrove reforestation has helped restore green coastal areas to some extent, even though there are limitations due to the lack of specific biodiversity in reforested areas. Mangrove ecosystem research, conservation and restoration in Myanmar have gained new momentum after the 2010 political reform. Some urgent measures are still needed for the conservation of rapidly diminishing mangrove forests, as well as improving community-based mangrove reforestation, enhancing biodiversity, implementing sustainable aquaculture, and reinforcing environmental protection laws.

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HydrobiologiaSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 5, 2018

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