Restoring degraded habitats

  • Created by: portia
  • Created on: 14-08-17 17:05

Conservation involves restoring areas that have been degraded by human activity or by natural catastrophes such as flood, fire, hurricane, typhoon and earthquake

  • this can be done on a small scale when a farmer decides to plant trees on land that is no longer needed for food production or has been degraded by overuse
  • mangroves are an extremely rich ecosystem that provides valuable protection to coaslines from storms
  • many mangrove forests have been cut down to make way for coastal developments
  • areas like Bangladesh have high diversity and is at risk of rising sea levels and planting mangrove is thought likely to offer some protection against the effects of this
  • mangrove forests proviide important 'ecosytem services'
  • they reduce coastal erosion by reducing the effects of strong…


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