Integrated Catchment Management

Guidelines for Community-focused Ecological Monitoring of Mangrove Habitats in Estuaries

Year of Publication : 2004 
Region: (e.g. Canterbury or NZ-wide) Waikato
Description: The mangrove guidelines provide some guidance on techniques that individuals, or groups with an interest in mangroves can employ to investigate environmental questions within their local estuaries. The document suggests scientifically sound methods that are specific to monitoring physical and biological changes in mangrove habitats. Methods include monitoring how vegetation boundaries change over time, teh uses of mangroves by fauna and sediment characteristics. The guidelines are nto intended to be all-encompassing, but are instead targeted to identified environmental questions within mangrove habitats