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Mangrove – Management


The conceptual models were compiled by researchers in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders from Natural Resource Management groups, universities and government agencies and based on available scientific information[5].

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Management and rehabilitation of mangrove forests needs to be considered in the context of the overall ecosystem services provided by the wetland and enhancing one aspect must be balanced with the other objectives involved in managing the wetland. Nitrification in mangroves is limited and most nitrogen removal in mangroves occurs during pulses of freshwater inputs. To retain this capacity it is important to maintain the hydrological regime of the mangroves by ensuring hydrological connectivity to the contributing catchment.

Note: the above does not include management actions on land surrounding the mangroves and the broader catchment. Management of farm practices, stormwater and wastewater flows, treatment systems, and other catchment activities can also reduce the impacts of nutrients on wetlands.

Last updated: 31 July 2021

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2021) Mangrove – Management, WetlandInfo website, accessed 18 March 2024. Available at:

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