عنوان مقاله [English]
Despite the fact that coastal areas are benefiting from verity of biological resources of marine and inland systems, they are exposed to destructive threats from both systems. Hence, Coastal areas are the most vulnerable sectors in the world. Population growth, tourism, urbanization, and industrialization are the most important factors in increasing pressure on the coastal and marine areas. Identification of vulnerable areas and apply effective and appropriate management systems are suitable strategies to prevent further degradation of coastal areas. The region under study in this research is the coastal zone of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, one of the southern provinces of Iran at the northern parts of Oman Sea. The results of vulnerability zoning of Sistan and Baluchistan’s coastal area Based on Threatening Centers using analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and overlaying layers by ArcGis showed that Chabahar bay southeast towards the east is the most important vulnerable areas which require an adaptive management, monitoring program, education and participation plan to improvement of the environment.
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