Importance of community involvement in coastal area management: A review of International and Pakistani scenario

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Importance of community involvement in coastal area management: A review of International and Pakistani scenario

Amna Butt, Javeria Saleem, Iram Zaheer, Asma Jabeen
Int. J. Biosci.12( 3), 239-247, March 2018.
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Coastal areas are the biologically active zones of Earth that play a significant role in ecological and socio-economic welfare of any society. Inopportunely, like most of the Earth’s resources they are subjected to a lot of natural as well as anthropogenic pressures that render them less productive and more vulnerable. Consequently, there is a need to develop strategies to not only protect them but also manage them in a sustainable way. Researches reveal that best way to achieve that is through avid community participation. The current paper for that reason focused on providing evidence from literature (past and present) about the level of effectiveness of community involvement for coastal area management at different scales with special emphasis to the efforts being made in Pakistan to manage the coastal resources.


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