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Mangrove conservation and restoration for enhanced resilience

ByNGUYEN HOANG TRI, PHAN NGUYEN HONG, W. NEIL ADGER

This chapter considers one aspect of ecosystem management widely practised in coastal Vietnam, namely, mangrove restoration, undertaken to enhance and restore local environments as well as to benefit local populations. It is argued, in the context of this volume, that mangrove restoration enhances the resilience of ecosystems at the landscape scale through enhancing species and functional diversity of suitable coastal regions. In addition, such practices enhance the resilience and adaptive potential of the coastal population.