The world's mangroves 1980-2005

FAO Forestry Paper 153


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2007

 




The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

ISBN: 978-92-5-105856-5

All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fully acknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders. Applications for such permission should be addressed to the Chief, Electronic Publishing Policy and Support Branch, Communication Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy or by e-mail to copyright@fao.org

© FAO 2007


Contents

(Download complete version - 913 KB)



Acknowledgements (Download- 257 KB)
Foreword (Download- 257 KB)
Acronyms and abbreviations (Download- 257 KB)
Executive summary (Download- 257 KB)

Chapter 1. Introduction (Download- 54 KB)

Mangroves
Functions and uses of mangroves
Under valued resources

Chapter 2. Methodology (Download- 53 KB)

Information gathering and data validation
Definition of true mangroves pecies

Chapter 3.Global overview (Download- 150 KB)

Chapter 4. Africa (Download- 75 KB)

Vegetation and species composition
Mangrove resources:status and trends 1980–2005
Main uses and threats
Mangrove conservation and management

Chapter 5. Asia (Download- 77 KB)

Vegetation and species composition
Mangrove resources: status and trends 1980–2005
Main uses and threats
Mangrove conservation and management

Chapter 6. North and Central America (Download- 75 KB)

Vegetation and species composition
Mangrove resources: status and trends 1980–2005
Main uses and threats
Mangrove conservation and management

Chapter 7. Oceania (Download- 71 KB)

Vegetation and species composition
Mangrove resources: status and trends 1980–2005
Main uses and threats
Mangrove conservation and management

Chapter 8. South America (Download- 78 KB)

Vegetation and species composition
Mangrove resources: status and trends 1980–2005
Main uses and threats
Mangrove conservation and management

Chapter 9. Discussion (Download- 70 KB)

Definitions used
Overall data availability
Data quality
Most recent reliable estimate
Trends overtime and impediments to the assessment
Comparison with previous studies

Chapter 10. Conclusions (Download- 197 KB)

Bibliography (Download- 60 KB)

Annex 1. Contributors
(Download- 115 KB)
Annex 2. Regional working papers (Download- 115 KB)
Annex 3.True mangrove species (Download- 115 KB)