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Current mangrove planting schemes aimed at reversing global losses are prioritising short-term increases in area over long-term establishment. Without sound, evidence-based restoration policies, this approach could accelerate the demise of mangrove forests and the ecosystem services they provide.

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  1. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

    • Shing Yip Lee
  2. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, USA

    • Stu Hamilton
  3. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

    • Edward B. Barbier
  4. Zoological Society of London, IloIlo, Philippines

    • Jurgenne Primavera
  5. Coastal Resources Group, Inc., Salt Springs, FL, USA

    • Roy R. Lewis III

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