Human Use, Management and Conservation

Mangrove & Saltmarsh Resource Directory

The Mangrove & Saltmarsh Resource Directory is a compendium of government legislation, regulations, policies and programs, and international and national research and educational institutions and projects relating to Australian mangroves and saltmarshes.

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Economic significance of mangroves and salt marshes

The value of goods and services of tidal marsh/mangrove ecosystems has been estimated to total AUS$39.1 billion (2005 dollars) [1].


  1. Blackwell, B.D. (2005). The Economic Value of Australia's Natural Coastal Assets: Some Preliminary Findings, presented at Ecological Economics in Action, Massey University, New Zealand, 11-13 December 2005. Available online: (more)

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