The Vietnamese and Indonesian types of silvo-aquaculture with mangroves produce mainly shrimp, but also some timber. These integrated or mixed systems do not provide most of the services which mangrove ecosystems offer.…

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The land and the sea are interconnected. Changes originating on land impact on the health of the seas, whose condition in turn bears on terrestrial ecosystems and on human well-being. Increasing anthropogenic activities…

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According to the United Nations, global demand for sand stands at a staggering 40 to 50 billion tonnes a year, the chief consumer being the construction industry. This article looks at why sand for building isn’t nearly…

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Waterfronts are attractive residential places for rich and poor people in coastal African cities, albeit for different reasons. While expensive waterfront residences follow the global estate logic, shores form spatial…

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For years, plastic pollution of our global ocean, rivers and coastlines has been on the increase. Today, plastic is found on the shorelines of every continent, above all close to popular tourist destinations and densely…

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The progressive erosion of the coastline is not only a danger to Tunisia’s coastal infrastructure, but it also threatens nature reserves and dune systems with their important ecosystem functions. A KfW Development Bank…

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The mudflats and shallow waters of the Gulf of Mottama in South East Myanmar are renowned for their unique biodiversity. Within this area, the coastal population of some 1.5 million people traditionally gain their living…

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The mangrove is a true jack-of-all-trades. Mangrove forests are excellent carbon sequesters, they protect coastal regions from erosion and storms, and they provide habitats for countless organisms. However, the forests…

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The international community of states is stepping up its calls for the private sector to be involved in the achievement of climate and development goals. Taking pioneering projects in Costa Rica and India as examples,…

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Shrimp farming often involves the felling of valuable mangrove forests. Through the Sustainable Aquaculture in Mangrove Ecosystems (SAIME) project, the Global Nature Fund and partner organisations in India and Bangladesh…

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