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Rising seas threaten to drown important mangrove forests, unless we intervene

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Abstract


  • Mangroves are some of the world’s most important trees. They provide food and resources for

    people and animals, protect coasts, and store huge amounts of carbon. The world’s largest

    mangrove forest - the Sundarbans in the Bay of Bengal - supports millions of livelihoods. In

    terms of the services they provide, they are worth nearly US$200,000 per hectare per year.

    But these coastal forests are threatened by rising seas and human development. In a study

    published today in Nature, we show that some of these forests will drown unless we help

    them.

Authors


  •   Saintilan, Neil
  •   Lovelock, Catherine E. (external author)
  •   Rogers, Kerrylee

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Saintilan, N., Lovelock, C. & Rogers, K. (2015). Rising seas threaten to drown important mangrove forests, unless we intervene. The Conversation, 15 October 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4203&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3180

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 15 October

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • Mangroves are some of the world’s most important trees. They provide food and resources for

    people and animals, protect coasts, and store huge amounts of carbon. The world’s largest

    mangrove forest - the Sundarbans in the Bay of Bengal - supports millions of livelihoods. In

    terms of the services they provide, they are worth nearly US$200,000 per hectare per year.

    But these coastal forests are threatened by rising seas and human development. In a study

    published today in Nature, we show that some of these forests will drown unless we help

    them.

Authors


  •   Saintilan, Neil
  •   Lovelock, Catherine E. (external author)
  •   Rogers, Kerrylee

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Saintilan, N., Lovelock, C. & Rogers, K. (2015). Rising seas threaten to drown important mangrove forests, unless we intervene. The Conversation, 15 October 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4203&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3180

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 15 October

Place Of Publication


  • Australia