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Coastal ecosystems of West Africa

Coastal ecosystems of West Africa

coastal lagoons, estuaries, and mangroves : a workshop report, Dakar, 11-15 June, 1979.

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Published by Unesco in [Paris] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, West.
    • Subjects:
    • Coastal ecology -- Africa, West.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 59.

      SeriesUnesco reports in marine science ;, 17
      ContributionsUnesco.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH541.5.C65 C59 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 60 p. ;
      Number of Pages60
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3103661M
      LC Control Number82209565

      What looks like an impenetrable tangle of tree roots and muck is actually a carbon treasure. Wetlands, which include peatlands and mangroves, are home to 60% of the world’s people and threatened species like the Sumatran tiger – but shrimp farming and other agricultural development are rapidly eating them up. whole, the coastline is relatively straight, with a low-lying coastal belt and narrow continental shelf and few large natural harbours (Orme ). The major exceptions are located in West Africa from Senegal to Liberia, where coastal submergence has created deep inlets at .


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Jun 03,  · Abstract. The Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa—WAEMU, instructed by its Conference of Environment Ministers, with the assistance of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature—IUCN, the consultancy firm EOS.D2C and the Coastal Ecosystems Group of the Commission on Ecosystem Management, undertook a vast diagnostic and prospective study on coastal risk study Cited by: 4.

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