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Nauru

Vegetation description

Along the narrow coastal strip surrounding the central plateau, a few landlocked brackish water ponds and lagoons with the mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza are reported. Rhizophora apiculata is also present with Thespesia populnea as an associated tree species

Saenger, P., Hegerl E.J. and J.D.S., Davie. 1983. Global status of mangrove ecosystems. Commission on Ecology Papers No.3. IUCN. Gland, Switzerland. 88 pp.
Mueller-Dombois, D. & F. R. Fosberg.
1998. Vegetation of the tropical Pacific islands. Springer-Verlag, New York. 733 pp.
Thaman, R. R., F. R. Fosberg, H. I. Manner, & D. C. Hassall.
1994. The flora of Nauru. Atoll Res. Bull. 392: 1223.

National level mangrove area estimates

Year

Area
(ha)

Source

Trend

Methodology/Comments

1983

2

Saenger, P., Hegerl E.J. and J.D.S., Davie. 1983. Global status of mangrove ecosystems. Commission on Ecology Papers No.3. IUCN. Gland, Switzerland. 88 pp.

X

Secondary reference, no primary source provided.

The "Year" is the publication year.

1993

1

Scott D.A. 1993. A directory of wetlands in Oceania. International Waterfowl and Wetlands research Bureau, Slimbridge, UK and Asian Wetlands Bureau, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 444 pp. http://www.wetlands.org/inventory&/
OceaniaDir/Contents.htm

X

Cited in: Idechong, N., Ellison, J., Jaensch, R. 1995. A Regional Wetlands Action Plan for the Pacific Islands. (Draft prepared for SPREP)

Trends in mangrove area extent over time

No significant changes appears to have occurred within the last ten years.


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