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Title: Youtube search for mangrove sea level rise
Description/subject: About 3,370 results (May 2018)
Language: English +
Source/publisher: www via Youtube
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash, html5
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2018


Individual Documents

Title: Mangroves: the Skin of Our Coasts
Date of publication: 12 June 2017
Description/subject: "Scripps Oceanography's Octavio Aburto examines how Mangroves, trees that form forests in the transition between land and sea, provide an essential habitat for a great diversity of plants and animals and why it is vital to put enormous efforts into understanding the value of mangrove ecosystems."
Author/creator: Octavio Aburto
Language: English
Source/publisher: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5 (51 Minutes, 24 seconds)
Date of entry/update: 02 June 2018


Title: Mangroves as protection from storm surges in a changing climate (English)
Date of publication: 14 March 2016
Description/subject: Abstract: "Adaptation to climate change includes addressing sea level rise and increased storm surges in many coastal areas. Mangroves can substantially reduce the vulnerability of the adjacent coastal land from inundation and erosion. However, climate change poses a large threat to mangroves. This paper quantifies the coastal protection provided by mangroves for 42 developing countries in the current climate, and a future climate change scenario with a one-meter sea level rise and 10 percent intensification of storms. The benefits of the coastal protection provided by mangroves are measured in terms of population and gross domestic product at a reduced risk from inundation; the loss of benefits under climate change is measured as the increased population and gross domestic product at risk. The findings demonstrate that although sea level rise and increased storm intensity would increase storm surge areas and the amounts of built resources at risk, the greatest impact is the expected loss of mangroves. Under current climate and mangrove coverage, 3.5 million people and roughly $400 million in gross domestic product of are at risk. In the future climate change scenario, the vulnerable population and gross domestic product at risk would increase by 103 and 233 percent, respectively. The greatest risk is in East Asia, especially in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Myanmar"
Author/creator: Author Blankespoor, Brian; Dasgupta, Susmita; Lange, Glenn-Marie;
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Bank
Format/size: pdf (849K)
Alternate URLs: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2016/03/26067772/mangroves-protection-storm-surges-changi...
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2016


Title: Mangroves - Guardians of our Coast
Date of publication: 08 June 2012
Description/subject: "Mangroves are among the oldest and most productive wetland forests on our planet. Found in the intertidal zone, they are uniquely adapted to survive highly saline and anoxic conditions. They are ideal habitats for many terrestrial and marine species, carbon sinks and natural barriers against storm surges and coastal erosion. Mangroves provide invaluable services but have been declining worldwide as a result of anthropogenic and other threats. Guardians of our Coast showcases the fascinating web of life that surrounds these tidal forests. The movie highlights the unique collaboration between governments, regional and local institutions, NGOs and local communities, in efforts to save these vulnerable ecosystems and restore them to their former glory."
Language: English +
Source/publisher: Mangroves for the Future
Format/size: Adobe Flash or html5
Alternate URLs: https://www.mangrovesforthefuture.org/
Date of entry/update: 02 June 2018