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Sarah Collins ;Bosque 2013, 34 2

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Bosque ISSN: 0304-8799 revistabosque@uach.cl Universidad Austral de Chile Chile Hamilton, Stuart E; Collins, Sarah Livelihood responses to mangrove deforestation in the northern provinces of Ecuador Bosque, vol.
34, núm.
2, 2013, pp.
143-153 Universidad Austral de Chile Valdivia, Chile Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=173128718003 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative BOSQUE 34(2): 143-153, 2013 DOI: 10.4067-S0717-92002013000200003 Livelihood responses to mangrove deforestation in the northern provinces of Ecuador Respuestas de subsistencia a la deforestación de los manglares en las provincias del norte de Ecuador Stuart E Hamilton a*, Sarah Collins b *Corresponding author: a College of William and Mary, Department of Geology, Center for Geospatial Analysis, Swem Library, 400 Landrum Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, tel.: 01-757-634-7927, sehamilton@wm.edu b Unaffiliated researcher, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. SUMMARY Mangrove forests worldwide are under threat.
Ecuador is no exception to this trend, with substantial mangrove deforestation across almost all regions.
This paper synthesizes a literature review of Ecuadorian mangroves, a remote sensing analysis of the past and present extent of mangrove forests conducted for another paper, and ethnographic field research conducted in the major estuaries of northern Ecuador to present the role of mangrove wetlands in supporting local livelihoods in Ecuador’s coastal communities. This paper takes a macro-micro approach, examining the global questions of mangroves and then discussing the micro situation of mangroves in Ecuador before moving onto estuarine specific profiles.
All the major mangrove regions of northern Ecuador are examined with a partic...





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