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A lesson from cyclone Larry: An untold story of the success of good coastal planning

Williams, M.J. and Coles, R. and Primavera, J.H. (2007) A lesson from cyclone Larry: An untold story of the success of good coastal planning. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 71 (3-4). pp. 364-367.

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Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2006.09.010

Publisher URL: http://www.elsevier.com

Abstract

When tropical cyclone Larry crossed the Queensland coast on 20 March 2006, commercial, recreational and naval vessels in the port of Cairns, 60 km north of the eye of the cyclone and others closer to the eye, were protected from the destructive winds by sheltering in deep mangrove creeks in Trinity Inlet and off other coastal rivers. The Trinity Inlet mangroves are protected under the comprehensive multi-use Trinity Inlet Management Plan, agreed by the local and state government agencies (Cairns City Council, the Cairns Port Authority and the Queensland Government). Using this Australian example and one from the town of Palompon in Leyte province, central Philippines, we show how long-term mangrove habitat protection resulting from well-conceived coastal planning can deliver important economic and infrastructure benefits.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:© Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords:Cyclones; Mangroves; Philippines; Queensland; Typhoons; Vessels.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery meteorology. Climatic factors
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Economic aspects. Finance
Deposited On:27 Jan 2009 05:53
Last Modified:06 Sep 2010 05:34

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