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Mangrove Forest Protection: An Analysis of Legislation in Latin America and the United States Protecting Mangrove Forest Ecosystems

TitleMangrove Forest Protection: An Analysis of Legislation in Latin America and the United States Protecting Mangrove Forest Ecosystems
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsBurns, Bruce
Academic DepartmentNatural Resources
Thesis AdvisorLangdon, Chris
DegreeBA, International Studies in Natural Resources
Number of Pages57
Date Published05/2004
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
Keywordscomparative, enviornmental protection, forestry, Latin America, legislation, mangove, United States
Abstract

The purpose of this project is to gather information about the present state of legislation protecting mangrove forest habitat in Latin America and the United States. An objective of this project is to provide examples of legislation concerned with environmental protection in Latin American and the United States, in order to determine the basic governmental framework and political entities involved. Another objective of this project is to determine if legislation has been created to provide specific protection to mangrove forest ecosystems in Latin American countries and the United States and to identify what kinds of legal or legislative responses encourage good regulation and protection of mangrove forests. Finally the role of Non-Governmental Agencies and their influence on legislation is addressed.