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By K. L. Tuen (auth.), A. Sasekumar, N. Marshall, D. J. Macintosh (eds.)

A significant trouble between ecologists in and out of doors the ASEAN sector is the degradation of our surroundings, and the overexploitation of freshwater and marine assets. there's as but no indication that freshwater and marine assets are being controlled on a sustainable foundation, and lack of wetlands, no matter if freshwater swamps or mangrove swamps, is a huge challenge within the ASEAN quarter. Reclamation of mangrove swamps for aquaculture and agriculture appears a continual task the following and the prestige of marine parks must also be tested within the gentle of contemporary hotel improvement acitivities on small islands.
This quantity includes a number of ideas for the advertising of ecological experiences and neighborhood cooperation in marine, freshwater ecology and conservation, with exact emphasis at the universal water lots just like the Strait of Malacca, Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea.

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