Long-term assessment of an innovative mangrove rehabilitation project: case study on Carey Island, Malaysia

  • Published source details Motamedi S., Hashim R., Zakaria R., Song K. & Sofawi B. (2014) Long-term assessment of an innovative mangrove rehabilitation project: case study on Carey Island, Malaysia. Scientific World Journal, 2014, 1-12


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Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

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  1. Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

    A study in 2009–2010 on the coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Motamedi et al. 2014) reported that no more than 5% of planted mangrove seedlings survived for one year. The study suggests that seedlings were toppled by waves and tidal flows, and were probably planted in water that was too deep. Methods: In early 2009, a mixture of grey mangrove Avicennia marina and tall-stilt mangrove Rhizophora apiculata seedlings (number not reported) were planted behind a constructed breakwater, at the edge of an existing mangrove forest. The seedlings had been raised in a nursery (some in coconut-fibre logs, which were transferred to the field site) and were 20 cm tall when planted. Survival was recorded “within one year” after planting.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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