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This booklet emphasises that making plans is vital, because the conservation methods of the prior would possibly not paintings in an ever-changing hotter setting. It appraises present administration ideas, assesses the organic and actual results of weather switch on traditional platforms in Cameroon and designs a making plans and administration framework for every usual process in the context of world warming. weather swap poses a posh bewildering array of difficulties for ecosystems. the foremost query is, what will be performed - as well as efforts to lessen CO2 emissions - to extend the resistance and resilience of those ordinary platforms to weather switch? This ebook seeks to respond to the above query by means of drawing from the large array of clinical information on hand at the topic, and which can now not be on hand to coverage makers, source planners, source managers, environmentalists, scholars of geography, conservation biology and agronomy. It constitutes a big guide for these able to confront the affects of weather swap. it's also a useful record for lecturers of the functioning and administration of typical structures globally.

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WMO/UNEP. IPCC (2007) Climate change 2007: Fourth Assessment Report. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Mabo, C. B. (2006) Temperature Variation in northern Nigeria between 1970 and 2000. Journal of energy and environment 8(2): 44 – 60 Malun, C. (2006) Socio-economic impacts of climate change in Cuba. Journal of Environmental Science 8(2): 44 – 60 MacGregor, J; Reid, H; Sahlen L. (2006) An agenda for change: Quantifying climate change impacts on natural resource-based economies. Sustainable Development Option Papers.

This impact has resulted in the pollution and contamination of the coastal waters, and the critical modification of the coastal ecosystems (Ndenecho, 2008). With the advent of industrialization, urbanization and commercial agriculture in Africa, mangrove coastlines have come under increasing pressure for development. The purpose of this review is to examine the distribution, structure, composition, multifunctional resources and ecosystem services and potential climate change and anthropogenic impacts on the mangrove forest.

000 km2 of mangrove swamp forest are distributed across tropical regions of the world. 000hectares have been destroyed by agriculture and aquaculture. 000hectares have disappeared following the development of farming. In West Africa many of the mangrove forests have been cleared for agriculture, urban development and for timber products (Kuete, 1998). The Ecology of Mangrove Forests The ecology of the mangrove forest has been described by Ndenecho (2007), Sasekumar (1978), Spanniks and Van Beukering (1979), Odum (1970) and Millington et al.

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