Mangrove restoration: To plant or not to plant?


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Action Category

Restore/create brackish/saline marshes or swamps (specific action unclear)

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Marsh and Swamp Conservation
  1. Restore/create brackish/saline marshes or swamps (specific action unclear)

    A replicated study in 2010–2016 of former aquaculture ponds undergoing restoration in South Sulawesi, Indonesia (Wetlands International 2016) reported that natural recruitment of mangrove seedlings occurred within one year, creating densities of over 2,500 seedlings/ha after three years. Methods: Between 2010 and 2015, aquaculture ponds in seven villages on Tanakeke Island were subjected to “Ecological Mangrove Rehabilitation”. The study does not completely describe this process, but notes that it involves breaching dikes, re-creating tidal creeks, periodic addition of mangrove propagules, and a “minimal amount” of planting.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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