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Authors Barbosa, FMA; Cuambe, CC; Bandeira, SO
Author Full Name Barbosa, FMA; Cuambe, CC; Bandeira, SO
Title Status and distribution of mangroves in Mozambique
Source SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY
Language English
Document Type Article; Proceedings Paper
Conference Title Meeting on Marine Botany in the Western Indian Ocean
Conference Date DEC 12-16, 2000
Conference Location MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE
Abstract The status of mangrove forests in Mozambique is presented. Mangroves in Mozambique cover an area of approximately 396 080 hectares and occur mostly in sheltered shorelines and river estuaries. The highest concentrations of mangroves occur in central Mozambique, in the deltas and estuaries of large rivers. There are nine mangrove species in Mozambique. The major use is in building and as firewood. Major threats to mangroves include over exploitation for firewood and clearing of mangroves for solar salt production. Potential threats are oil pollution, uncontrolled coastal migration and industrial development along the coast. The rate of mangrove deforestation is estimated as 1 821 hectares year(-1), and is highest in Maputo and Beira. Conservation and management of mangroves in Mozambique falls under the Forests and Land Legislation Act, which envisages community participation in the protection of natural resources. Proposals are still under way for a national mangrove management plan.
Author Address Eduardo Mondlane Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Maputo, Mozambique
Reprint Address Barbosa, FMA (corresponding author), Eduardo Mondlane Univ, Dept Biol Sci, POB 257, Maputo, Mozambique.
Times Cited 21
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 25
Publisher BUREAU SCIENTIFIC PUBL
Publisher City PRETORIA
Publisher Address P O BOX 1758, PRETORIA 0001, SOUTH AFRICA
ISSN 0254-6299
29-Character Source Abbreviation S AFR J BOT
ISO Source Abbreviation S. Afr. J. Bot.
Publication Date SEP
Year Published 2001
Volume 67
Issue 3
Beginning Page 393
Ending Page 398
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/S0254-6299(15)31155-8
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number 502CU
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000172726800005
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