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Mangroves of the wider Caribbean toward sustainable management by R. H. Bossi

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Published by Caribbean Conservation Association, United Nations Environment Programme, Panos Institute in St. Michael, Barbados, Nairobi, Kenya, Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Coastal zone management -- Caribbean Area.,
  • Mangrove ecology -- Caribbean Area.,
  • Mangrove plants -- Caribbean Area.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [31]-[32]).

Statementby Richard Bossi and Gilberto Cintrón.
ContributionsCintrón, Gilberto.
LC ClassificationsQH541.5.M27 B68 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 30, [3] p. :
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15946027M
ISBN 10187935800X

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