Selvam, V., T. Ravishankar, V.M. Karunagaran, R. Ramasubramanian, P. Eganathan and A. K. Parida (
Both mangrove and non-mangrove components of bioshield can be integrated with livelihood options and eco-restoration of coastal systems by developing different site-specific models. Thus, the community based bioshield movement will provide multiple benefits to local communities as well as to India as a whole. All these indicate the necessity for developing and demonstrating models of community based bioshields with mangrove and other coastal vegetation, which can be replicated in other suitable areas so as to mitigate the impact of natural calamities such as cyclones, storm surges and tsunami.
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