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CTA. 1995. Mangrove management. Spore 56. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Mangrove forest management guidelines FAO Forestry Paper 117 1994 319pp ISBN 92 5 103445 1 FAO Publications, FAO, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY
Mangroves are unique ecosystems. As a source of renewable resources they are second to none in terms of their natural productivity. The economic potential of mangroves stems from three main sources, namely forest products, estuarine and near-shore fisheries and ecotourism. In addition, mangroves play a pivotal role in coastal protection and maintenance of habitats for a large range of common, threatened and endangered species. Mangrove forest management guidelines focuses specifically on the management of the forest resources contained in mangrove ecosystems, addressing aspects of the production of both wood and non-wood products. The guidelines provide a synthesis of successfully implemented mangrove forest management systems. The publication includes a set of case-studies on tropical man grove ecosystems that have been implemented or are being tested in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and analyses the underlying causes for their success or failure. Mangrove forest management guidelines FAO Forestry Paper 117 1994 319pp ISBN 92 5 103445 1 FAO Publications, FAO, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, ITALY