Restoration of mangroves in the Sian Ka‘an biosphere reserve

Created: 10/18/2018 -

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

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