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Mangrove system management as a sustainable practice (Macizo del Cajas BR)

Leagl protection is granted to this area by the governemnt, to preserve its fragile ecosystem. This protection is enforced by the local community, who carry out regular patrols. These patrols aim to prevent the unlicensed cutting down of mangroves to expand adjoining fisheries or the cutting down of trees to build pools for harvesting shrimp.

Type: Conservation of biodiversity

Field of activity: Ecosystem/habitat conservation

Responsible body: Macizo del Cajas BR

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Contact: Silvio Cabrera Rodríguez - silvio.cabrera@ambiente.gob.ec

Area of operation: Macizo del Cajas BR

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