UBC Undergraduate Research

Mangroves and Their Impact on Small Communities Yeung, Dorothy

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The term mangrove refers to woody perennial plants that can grow in salt water, and to the communities that they form. Mangroves are only found in tropical or sub-tropical areas and so are not native to British Columbia. Although they may not be aesthetically appealing, these plants are vital to the local ecosystems and human communities. Many years of various management practices have depleted mangrove populations leaving local communities vulnerable. Over the past years, there have been many natural disasters that have damaged coastal cities and towns. Therefore, current management practices and strategies such as restoration and conservation will be reviewed. Solutions to management issues like education and communication will also be discussed.

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