Mangrove Values, Karachi © MFF/IoBM
Mangroves in the Indus Deltaic area provide immense benefits, products and unrecognized regulatory services. Products of Direct Economic Value: Fish, Minerals and food. There are Products of Natural System (intangible) supplies of rich nutrients to support productivity. Coastal communities benefits in a multitude of ways from Mangrove ecosystems. Collectively, these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are regularly involved in the provisioning of food and services and the decomposition of organic wastes. Degradation of mangrove would destabilize the economic potential and the livelihood of communities’ which include services and benefits offered by the mangrove ecosystem of the Indus deltaic area.
The overall objective is economic valuation of Mangrove in PQA creeks by documenting mangrove density, diversity of mangrove plantation in the creek ecosystem. Evaluate overall Mangrove potential in the selected creek using an econometrics model and sensitize policy makers to integrate the Mangroves ecosystem values into the National/Provincial Planning process.
The project outcomes will help create awareness about the significance of mangrove ecosystem amongst 20 decision-makers, Policy Planners, and 50 personnel’s from Government research organizations, prospective investors, importers and exporters, coastal communities, NGO’s, Community Based Organizations (CBO’s), General public, Port Authorities, Corporations, academia etc.
Major perturbation (climatic change/sea level rise/surface temperature variability) and change to the ecological balance of established communities due to ecological ineptitude would destabilize species diversity, which would reduce its efficiency in the flow of energy within the mangrove ecosystem.
Sensitizing the Mangrove ecosystem would encourage coastal communities both genders, and policy makers to integrate the mangrove into the planning process.
Coastal areas of Sindh, Pakistan
25th Dec 2014 to 25th Dec 2015
Mr. Talib S. Karim
Rector & Executive Director, EMEC
Institute of Business Management
Korangi Creek, Karachi - 75190, Pakistan
Tel.: 00-92-21-111002004 x- 269
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