Mangrove forest in sustainable development : a research project presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Development Studies in Social Science at Massey University
The project is concerned with the depletion of world environmental resources and the philosophy of sustainable development as a desirable approach for the protection and conservation of resources. A further interest is also paid to the environmental problems facing developing countries and to the issue of how these nations have responded to their environmental degradation at the sustainable level with special reference to Southeast Asia. Moreover, the project deals particularly with the problem of the mangrove forest depletion in this region. The major issues raised include benefits of the forest, its pressures and impacts, responses on the sustained yield basis towards the mangrove degradation and some recommendations on sustainability, based on the experiences of the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand.