Restoration of mangroves in the Sian Ka‘an biosphere reserve

Ángel Omar Ortiz Moreno
Publié: 06 janvier 2016
Dernière modification: 28 mars 2019
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Summary

The Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve features mangroves and marshland. The once extensive stands in the reserve have, however, been severely depleted. A road constructed across the reserve improved access to the reserve but hindered water flow within the mangrove stands, leading to a large scale degradation of mangroves. The restoration programme uses the framework of an ecosystem-based approach to climate change adaptation to restore the original state of ecological conditions.

Classifications

Region
Caraïbes
Scale of implementation
Intranational
Local
National
Ecosystem
Herbiers marins
Lagune
Mangrove
Récif corallien
Zones humide (marécage, marais, tourbière)
Écosystèmes d'eau douce
Écosystèmes marins et côtiers
Theme
Adaptation au changement climatique
Atténuation du changement climatique
Gestion des espaces côtiers et marins
Pêche et aquaculture
Services écosystèmiques
Tourisme
World Heritage
Challenges
Dégradation des terres et des forêts
Perte de l'écosystème

Emplacement

Sian Ka‘an biosphere reserve, Yucatán peninsula, México

Challenges

  • Declining fish stocks
  • Degradation of mangrove stands
  • Loss of carbon storage
  • Economic impacts due to climate change

Beneficiaries

Local fisherfolk and tourism operators as well as tourists.

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Impacts

Moreover, to set up efficient programmes of mangrove restoration and conservation knowledge is needed on their ecological characteristics and dynamics, actual conditions and sources of impacts to which they have been subdued. Restoration of degraded mangrove areas is of current interest, particularly with regard to the overall goals of habitat restoration, ecosystem service preservation and climate change mitigation. The project strives to restore the ecosystem services that are provided by the mangrove ecosystem and to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases through carbon dioxide capture.

Contribué par

Portrait de ygomez@conanp.gob.mx

Yadira Gómez Hernández CONANP

Other contributors

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
CINVESTAV-IPN, Mérida Unity