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Integrated land management to Integrated land management to improve longimprove long--term benefits in term benefits in coastal areas of Asian Tsunami coastal areas of Asian Tsunami affected countries

General agreement that:
• Current ICM in most of the tsunami affected countries is/was poor

• Clearing of coastal forests, including mangroves, led to higher levels of damage and loss of life

• Valuable ecosystem services should be repaired/replaced where possible

Value of Ecosystem Services from Coastal Forestsfrom Coastal Forests
• Coastal Protection
• Maintenance of coastal waterways
• Filtration Systems
• Fisheries Productivity
• Maintenance of Biodiversity

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