Publication
Title
The composition, distribution, and socio-economic dimensions of Ghana's mangrove ecosystems
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Abstract
Mangrove ecosystems are recognised as one of the nature-based solutions to a changing climate. Notwithstanding the socio-ecological benefits of mangrove ecosystems, they are increasingly being destructed in some regions of the world. In Ghana, several studies have reported on the status, use, and management strategies of mangrove ecosystems in different sites of the country. However, these studies do not make it possible to appreciate the broader picture of Ghana's mangrove ecosystems since they are not synthesized into a single comprehensive report. This study uses the ROSES method for systematic reviews to report on Ghana's mangrove ecosystem distribution and species composition, as well as their socio-economic benefits, the anthropogenic and natural impacts on Ghana's mangrove ecosystems, and the management strategies and/or practices on Ghana's mangrove ecosystems. The study reveals there is no existing management strategy for Ghana's mangrove ecosystems, and therefore recommends the need to develop and implement policies and regulations that specifically target the protection and sustainable use of mangrove ecosystems in Ghana.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of environmental management. - London
Publication
London : Academic press ltd- elsevier science ltd , 2023
ISSN
0301-4797
DOI
10.1016/J.JENVMAN.2023.118622
Volume/pages
345 (2023) , p. 1-16
Article Reference
118622
ISI
001062654100001
Pubmed ID
37487451
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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Creation 02.10.2023
Last edited 12.10.2023
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