Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper - 63


STATUS AND TRENDS IN MANGROVE
AREA EXTENT WORLDWIDE

by

Mette L°yche Wilkie and Serena Fortuna
Forest Resources Development Service

December 2003

 

 

Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper 63

Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
FAO, Rome (Italy)

Working Paper FRA 63

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Ms. Mette L°yche Wilkie
Forestry Officer (Forest Management)
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome (Italy)
E-mail: Mette.LoycheWilkie@fao.org  

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For quotation:

FAO, 2003. Status and trends in mangrove area extent worldwide. By Wilkie, M.L. and Fortuna, S. Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper No. 63. Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome. (Unpublished)

ę FAO 2003


Contents


Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF BOXES

Abstract

Part 1: Global overview

INTRODUCTION

MATERIALS AND METHODS

RESULTS

DISCUSSION
Overall data availability
Data quality
Definitions
Most recent, reliable estimate
Trends over time
Comparison with previous studies

CONCLUSIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Part 2: Country Profiles

Africa
Angola
Benin
Cameroon
Comoros
Congo
Cote d'Ivoire
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Liberia
Madagascar
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Nigeria
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
Sudan
Togo
United Republic of Tanzania

Asia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China, Taiwan and Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Rep. of
Japan
Kuwait
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Timor-Leste
United Arab Emirates
Viet Nam
Yemen

Oceania
American Samoa
Australia
Fiji
Guam
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
Nauru
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tonga
Tokelau
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna Islands

North and Central America
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States
United States Virgin Islands

South America
Brazil
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guiana
Guyana
Peru
Suriname
Venezuela

 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ANNEXES
Annex 1. Mangrove area per region 1980-1990-2000
Annex 2. Information availability and extent maps
Annex 3. List of mangrove and forest inventory specialists contacted

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