Mangroves & People

A new publication out in Forest Ecology & Management tracks the decline of mangrove forests in the Tropical Eastern Pacific, since records began, and highlights the variation in amounts of deforestation estimated by different techniques. This paper also made the front page of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s (STRI) newsletter for May, which you can read in full here: STRINews_May_2016

This publication forms part of the work Talking Oceans is carrying out throughout the Tropical Eastern Pacific discovering the value of mangrove forests and surrounding coastal waters to local fisher livelihoods and fish populations.

STRI news May 16