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Are Mangroves really necessary?


C D Field

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School of Life Sciences The New South Wales Institute of Technology Broadway NSW 2007
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Mangroves are a common sight on mudflats and the banks of the estuaries along the seaboard of Australia. There are some twenty seven different species of mangrove known in Australia, mostly in the northern region. However, throughout the countries of Asia there are many more species and much larger land areas occupied by mangrove forests. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has recently expressed concern at the rate that mangrove vegetation is being destroyed throughout the Asian and Oceania regions and it has called for an urgent study of the problems surrounding the management of mangrove forests.
How to Cite: Field, C.D., 2010. Are Mangroves really necessary?. Wetlands Australia, 1(1), pp.1–2. DOI:
Published on 04 Jan 2010.
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