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Cooperation in the investigations over long-term exploitation of natural resources in mangrove forests

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Dutch title: Langdurig beheer van mangrove-biotopen
Reference no: P101/2922210098
Period: 1992

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Exploitation; Mangroves

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  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Laboratorium voor Ecologie en Systematiek (ECOL), more, co-ordinator

Abstract:
Mangroves are intertidal forests: they protect the coastal zone and have a high-production. It are spawning- and nursery grounds for fish, Crustaceans and molluscs. The working of the ecosystem is studied (Nitrogen and Carbon fluxes) the inventarization is completed ( a lot of, for science, new species) and reforestration is carried out. An oysterculture is set up. Fish-culturing will follow. Mangroves are as important and fragile as the tropical rainforest.

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