The ecological, environmental and socio-economic importance of mangrove forests is now widely accepted by international agencies, governments, NGOs. Mangrove description – Oman. Oman has scattered but fairly dense stands of mangroves on the northeast coast and some small stands with trees reaching 6 m. Biological invasions are an important and growing component of global environmental change(Vitousek et al.,). Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost.

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Mangrove management

National Sea Grant Program U. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The forest structure is simple; Avicennia marina dominates and reaches from 2 to 6 m in height in the Gulf of Oman. Mangroves filter and trap excess sediment that could harm coral, and coral reefs protect shorelines where mangroves grow from excessive wave energy. When spilled oil contaminates shoreline habitats, responders must survey the affected areas to determine the appropriate response.

These uses are probably decreasing in line with increasing wealth in the region. Oman has scattered but fairly dense stands of mangroves on the northeast coast and some small stands with trees reaching 6 m in height on the southeast coast. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.

Mangrove management

Uses and threats In the Gulf of Oman there is very little human use of the mangroves themselves, although they are used in some areas as fodder for camels, for fuel, and in providing stakes for fishing.


Landfill associated with urban and industrial development also threatened mangroves in many areas. Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service. Mangrove description – Oman Oman has scattered but fairly dense stands of mangroves on the northeast coast and some small stands with trees reaching 6 m in height on the southeast coast.

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This is done in two steps: During the past months the information has been updated thanks to the kind collaboration of several national and international experts, who has helped the Initiative in collecting recent data. Both habitats can be adversely impacted by oil spills, and spill responders must often consider tradeoffs between land-based and offshore resources during a response.

Conversely many areas are increasingly threatened by pollution, especially oil pollution, which is widespread in many areas of the Gulf and Straits of Hormuz.

Play a role in the preparation of the revised World Atlas of Mangroves The information provided above will be used as an input to the revised World Atlas of Mangroves and as national level description in the Forest Resources Assessment FRA Thematic study on Mangroves. The oil spill natural resource damage assessment under the Oil Pollution Act. Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Study of Gulf Coast oil spill contingency plans with respect to remediation and restoration: Javascript is disabled or is not supported by your browser.

Marine Environmental Sciences Consortium of Mangrovs. When resources in the public trust are harmed by contamination, federal, state, foreign, and tribal governments may seek compensation for damage to natural resources under certain laws. Advanced Search Small Search Button.


Mangroves often border coastlines where coral reefs live offshore, and these two ecosystems are closely linked. By understanding the basic of the ecology of these forests and learning from past oil spills in mangroves, we can better plan for, protect, and respond to spills that may threaten them. One of the largest mangrove forests is located in Qurm Muscat. United States, National Ocean Service.

Natural resource damage assessment emergency guidance manual. The Initiative filetjpe like to thank all the people who contributed with additional data, for the improvement of the information on this country. NOAA shoreline assessment manual.

For more information about this message, please visit this page: Oil beneath the water surface and review of currently available literature on group V mngroves Online version in PDF. This guide is a companion to Oil Spills in Coral Reefs: Oil spill hot topics bibliography Report United States. Back to Previous Page. Includes bibliographical references p. You May Also Like: Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right.