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Aquaculture, palm oil threaten mangrove ecosystem

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar | Thu, April 20 2017 | 12:46 am

PREMIUM The expansion of aquaculture and palm oil is a leading cause of mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia, experts said on Wednesday during the International Conference on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystems.

Aquaculture, or fish farming, was a dominant driver of mangrove deforestation over the last decade, accounting for 30 percent of losses across the region, Daniel A. Friess, a researcher wi...