Mangrove and other coastal forests provide livelihood for human communities living in and around the forests and protect coastal areas against tsunamis and other natural hazards including cyclones, typhoons, floods and abrasion. However, no manuals or guidelines are available to date for the restoration of mangroves and other coastal vegetation damaged by tsunamis and other natural hazards.
This pre-project aims to contribute to the safety of lives of people living in coastal areas of the Asia-Pacific region against natural hazards through rehabilitation and sustainable management of mangroves and other coastal forests. Its specific objective is to re-evaluate the role and functions of mangroves and coastal forests in mitigating natural hazards in the Asia-Pacific region and to assist countries in the region to facilitate rehabilitation efforts aimed at reducing future hazard damages.
- Scientific report of Regional Meeting compiled and published;
- Comprehensive manual with practical guidelines on the restoration of mangroves and other coastal forests in the Asia-Pacific region compiled and published; and
- New project proposal for the rehabilitation and sustainable management of mangroves and other coastal forests damaged by natural hazards in the Asia-Pacific region prepared.