Atlas of Mangrove Wetlands in India
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Study Number:
64
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Author:

V. Selvam, L. Gnanappazham, M. Navamuniyammal, K. K. Ravichandran and V. M. Karunagaran

Main Results and Conclusions:
  • The introduction discusses mangrove management, mangrove wetland ecology, mangrove wetlands of India, mangrove wetlands of Tamil Nadu, mangroves of Tamil Nadu and Cauvery Delta, and extinction of mangrove species in Tamil Nadu (1-9).
  • Pichavaram Mangrove Wetland is discussed in great detail. This section includes: geomorphological setting (11), remote sensing imagery (13), reserve forests (15), biophysical and hydrological conditions (17), species composition and zonation (17), soil properties (21), hydrological condition (23), wood and fishery resources (27), changes in the mangrove forest cover between 1970 and 1996 (29), 1970-1987 29, 1987-1996 (31), shoreline changes and impact on the Pichavaram mangrove wetland (38), socio-economic profile of mangrove-user villages and hamlets (40), mangrove user villages and hamlets (43), population, occupation and literacy (43), income and income sufficiency (45), cropping pattern (47), livestock (48) (agriculture), aquaculture (49), dependency on mangrove wetland (50), grazing (50), firewood collection (51), fishing in the mangrove waters (52), and management issues (56).
  • Muthupet Mangrove Wetland is also discussed and includes: geomorphological setting (62), remote sensing imagery (62), reserve forests (65), biophysical and hydrological conditions 67, species composition and zonation (67), soil properties (69), hydrological conditions (71), mood and fishery resources (73), changes in the mangrove forest cover and causes for degradation -1970 to 1996 (clear-felling—deforestation) (78), socio-economic profile (81), mangrove-user villages and hamlets (81), population and occupation (83), income and income sufficiency (85), landuse pattern (88) (coastal development), dependence on mangrove wetland (90), restoration of degraded areas (94), joint mangrove management (98), and management issues (99).

 

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