An integrated approach to coastal rehabilitation: mangrove restoration in Sungai Haji Dorani, Malaysia

  • Published source details Hashim R., Kamali B., Tamin N.M. & Zakaria R. (2010) An integrated approach to coastal rehabilitation: mangrove restoration in Sungai Haji Dorani, Malaysia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 86, 118-124.


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Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

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Marsh and Swamp Conservation
  1. Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

    A study in 2008–2009 on a mudflat in Peninsular Malaysia (Hashim et al. 2010) reported that only 30% of planted grey mangrove Avicennia marina seedlings survived for seven months, but that the average height of seedlings increased over time. When planted, the seedlings were 41 cm tall on average. After seven months, surviving seedlings were 54 cm tall on average. Statistical significance was not assessed. The study suggests that seedlings were killed by barnacle growth, sediment deposition and disturbance from fishermen. Methods: In July 2008, coconut-fibre “logs” containing a total of 5,780 grey mangrove seedlings were transferred to an intertidal mudflat. The planting site was on an exposed shore, but situated behind a breakwater and next to an existing mangrove forest. Seedling survival and height were monitored until February 2009.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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