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Social-Ecological Systems Meta-Analysis Database: Component

SummaryCoastal mangrove forest on the Braganca Peninsula containing the Caeté-Taperaçú Extractive Reserve (RESEX)
SubtypeNatural Resource System
SectorForests, Marine protected areas, Fisheries (Stock-specific)
Commons BoundariesSomewhat unclear boundaries (2)
ExplanationCoastal mangrove ecosystem is continuous, but the biophysical boundaries of the extractive reserve are situated between the Caeté and Taperaçú rivers on the Bragança Peninsula.
Environmental MediumTerrestrial
ExplanationCoastal mangrove forest and estuary
External Ecological ConnectivityHigh (3)
Internal Ecological ConnectivityHigh (3)
Inter Annual PredictabilityModerate (2)
Intra Annual PredictabilityModerate (2)
Commons RenewabilityRenewable (1)
ProductivityVery productive (3)
Commons AccessibilitySomewhat accessible (2)
ExplanationThe mangrove forest is a swamp with entangled roots in deep thick mud and requires considerable physical endurance and local knowledge to navigate for fishing. Due to the difficulties with carrying large sacks of crabs, fishers don’t go far into the forest or stray off known routes. They also access the mangrove with boats during high tide in some areas.
Commons HeterogeneityModerate (2)
Commons Spatial Extent420
ExplanationThe Caete-Teperacu RESEX (420 square kilometers) is a large coastal estuary forming a peninsula with numerous rivers and tributaries, and it is embedded in the world’s second largest continuous mangrove ecosystem spanning ~23,000 square kilometers.
Technical SubstituteNo