Mangrove Ecosystems of Asia

Status, Challenges and Management Strategies

  • I. Faridah-Hanum
  • A. Latiff
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
  • Munir Ozturk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. W. A Wan Juliana, M. S Razali, A. Latiff
    Pages 23-36
  3. Nathsuda Pumijumnong
    Pages 61-79
  4. Kristine B. Garcia, Pastor L. Malabrigo Jr., Dixon T. Gevaña
    Pages 81-94
  5. Muhammad Nawaz Rajpar, Mohamed Zakaria
    Pages 153-197
  6. Joanna C. Ellison
    Pages 213-231
  7. Asish Kumar Parida, Vivekanand Tiwari, Bhavanath Jha
    Pages 233-256
  8. Lianlian Yuan, Jinping Zhang, Chengde Shen, Hai Ren, Hongxiao Liu, Kexin Liu
    Pages 257-271
  9. Carolyn J. Lundquist, Donald J. Morrisey, Rebecca V. Gladstone-Gallagher, Andrew Swales
    Pages 415-438
  10. I. Faridah-Hanum, A. Latiff, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Munir Ozturk
    Pages E1-E1
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 455-471

About this book


Mangrove ecosystems occur in the inter-tidal region between sea and land in tropical and sub-tropical latitudes and provide important ecosystem goods and services. These forests help stabilize shorelines and reduce the devastating impact of natural disasters such as tsunamis and hurricanes. They serve as breeding and nursing grounds for marine species, and are sources of food, medicine, fuel, and building materials for local communities. However, these ecosystems have been declining at an alarming rate—perhaps even more rapidly than inland tropical forests—and much of what remains is in a degraded condition. Habitat destruction through human encroachment has been the primary cause of mangrove loss. The loss of mangrove habitats has resulted in a decline in fishery resources and biodiversity. This book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove ecosystems in Asia as well as restoration and ecosystem management techniques to ensure the sustainability and conservation of the mangrove. The book is divided into sections presenting the distribution and status of mangrove ecosystems in Asia, the challenges they are facing, the issues and opportunities arising from these challenges, and management strategies for mangrove conservation.


conservation ecosystem ethnobiology mangrove forest

Editors and affiliations

  • I. Faridah-Hanum
    • 1
  • A. Latiff
    • 2
  • Khalid Rehman Hakeem
    • 3
  • Munir Ozturk
    • 4
  1. 1.Universiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Fakulti Sains & TeknologiUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBanjiMalaysia
  3. 3.ForestryUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  4. 4.Ege UniversityIzmerTurkey

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