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July 2018

How to grow a mangrove forest: a recipe for losing beaches and filling in estuaries

Ingredients Take: 1 sheltered coastal water body in any tropical to temperate zone a rolling to steepish surrounding catchment (1 metric catchment = 1 imperial watershed) Add: a large quantity of forest clearance quite a bit of farming a few areas of forest, ideally on the steepest land a concentrated area of urban development several major roads and causeways Method: Start by removing the original forest – this gives you …Read More