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Restoration of mangroves in the Sian Ka‘an biosphere reserve

Abstract

The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve features mangroves and marshland. The once extensive stands in the reserve have, however, been severely depleted. A road constructed across the reserve improved access to the reserve but hindered water flow within the mangrove stands, leading to a large scale degradation of mangroves. The restoration programme uses the framework of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation to restore the original state of ecological conditions.

 

 

Keywords

Region: 
Sector Addressed: 
Biodiversity
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Biodiversity
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal
Mangrove
Marsh