Mangrove Trees: The Irony of Preservation of an Economic Source

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The mangroves is an unique species. A tree that is able to live in saltwater. On the coast of Florida the mangroves are most plentiful. Striving in areas were the freshwater from the main land and the seawater meet. I will look at the different types of mangroves and the values of the mangroves economically and environmentally. I will also look into policies that are in place to help preserve the mangroves and their inhabitants.

I. Introduction

II. Types of Mangroves
A. Black Mangroves
B. Red Mangroves
C. White Mangroves
D. Buttonwood

III. The value of Mangroves
Economical Value to humans
Nature Value
Species that inhabit the roots and branches

IV. Tragedy
Oil Spills
Human Effect

V. Prevention Programs for Mangroves/ Policies
1996 Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act

VI. Conclusion

1996 Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act, Florida Statutes,

Arny, Nancy P. and Law Beverly E. University of Florida. Cooperative Extension Service. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

Blaber, Stephen J. M. Tropical estuarine fishes : ecology, exploitation and conservation. 2000. Blackwell Science: Oxford.

Blaxland, Beth. Mangroves. 2002. Chelsea House Publishers: Broomall.

Bird, Eric C.F, Kunstadter, Peter and Sabhasri, Sanga. Man in the mangroves : the socio- economic situation of human settlements in mangrove forests : proceedings of a workshop held at Nong Nuch Village, Pattaya, Thailand. 1985.

Hogarth, Peter J. The Biology of Mangroves. 1999. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Schaffranek, Raymond W. The Tides and Inflows in the Mangroves of the Everglades (TIME) : Interdisciplinary

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