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Title Shrimp farming and mangrove loss in Thailand / edited by Edward B. Barbier, Suthawan Sathirathai
Published Cheltenham ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar Pub., 2003


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Description xii, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents Map of Thailand indicating Phang-nga and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces -- 1. Introduction: global mangrove loss and economic development / Edward B. Barbier and Mark Cox -- 2. The importance of mangroves: ecological perspectives and socio-economic values / Sanit Aksornkoae, Ruangrai Tokrisna, Wattana Sugunnasil and Suthawan Sathirathai -- 3. Overview of shrimp farming and mangrove loss in Thailand / Sanit Aksornkoae and Ruangrai Tokrisna -- 4. Analysis of shrimp farm expansion and mangrove conversion in Thailand, 1979-96 / Edward B. Barbier and Mark Cox -- 5. Analytical background of the case studies and research sites: ecological, historical and social perspectives / Sanit Aksornkoae, Wattana Sugunnasil and Suthawan Sathirathai -- 6. Mangrove dependency, income distribution and conservation / Isra Sarntisart and Suthawan Sathirathai -- 7. Household use of mangrove and mangrove conservation decisions / Edward B. Barbier, Mark Cox and Isra Sarntisart -- 8. The effects of mangrove loss on the labor allocation of households / Edward B. Barbier and Mark Cox -- 9. Analysis of shrimp farms' use of land / Ruangrai Tokrisna -- 10. Coastal communities, mangrove loss and shrimp farming: social and institutional perspectives / Wattana Sugunnasil and Suthawan Sathirathai -- 11. Comparative returns of mangroves for shrimp farming and local direct and indirect uses in Surat Thani Province / Suthawan Sathirathai and Edward B. Barbier -- 12. Conclusions of the study and policy recommendations / Edward B. Barbier and Suthawan Sathirathai
Summary "Economists, ecologists, sociologists and coastal management specialists will all welcome this unique inter-disciplinary appraisal of the ecological, economic and social implications of shrimp farm expansion and mangrove conversion. It will also be of particular value to international and national policymakers concerned with coastal management in tropical countries."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-259) and index
Subject Shrimp culture -- Environmental aspects -- Thailand.
Shrimp culture -- Economic aspects -- Thailand.
Mangrove ecology -- Thailand.
Endangered ecosystems -- Thailand.
Author Barbier, Edward, 1957-
Suthawan Sathirathai.
LC no. 2003049352
ISBN 1843766019 hardback