Determining environmental sensitivity of mangrove forest at Hara protected area

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Determining environmental sensitivity of mangrove forest at Hara protected area

Mohsen Dehghani, Abdolreza Karbassi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.6( 1), 480-488, January 2015.
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Abstract

The Hara Protected Area, one of the coastal marine ecosystems, has so much importance by having biological diversity covered by mangrove forests. The unique features of this area have led to rapid urban, rural, industrial and tourism expansion and possess economic and social importance. This study has been carried out in order to analyze the quality of physicochemical parameters of surface waters and heavy metals in sediment by selecting 27 sampling stations in the year of 2011. The results of the study proved that the difference between measuring the measuring parameters in 4 months (February, May, August, and November) is mostly considerable. Besides, the measuring parameters in the northern stations of the Hara Protected Area was mostly more than central southern regions which would be due to population density and industrial activities in this area.

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