Monday, April 22, 2013

Earthday With MAP

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Earthday 

Partnering with mangrove forest communities, grassroots NGOs, researchers and local governments to conserve and restore mangrove forests and related coastal ecosystems, while promoting community-based, sustainable management of coastal resources.

Dear Friends,

Today on Earthday we renew our commitment to the struggle to preserve our beautiful planet and its intertwined ecosystems.
 
The Mangrove Action Project is in the forefront of this struggle, working tirelessly for a sustainable future, not only for the mangroves, but also for the communities and wildlife that depend on them.
 
Mangroves are the unsung heroes of the planet. They combat climate change by sequestering up to five times more atmospheric carbon per acre than rainforest. Mangroves prevent erosion, protect coastal communities from hurricanes and tsunamis, and serve as nurseries for a myriad of ocean life. Mangroves are finally gaining the recognition they deserve.

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In 2012 we achieved many things with the support from our members. Here are some of the highlights;
 

Mangrove Restoration and Community Empowerment

In Thailand wimage3061e launched an important new project which will restore mangroves to wastelands left behind by shrimp farming, using our revolutionary Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration approach, which empowers coastal people to restore their mangroves and derive sustainable mangrove-based livelihoods.


 

Teaching the Next Generation

image3041MAP’s “Marvelous Mangroves” curriculum teaches mangrove ecology and conservation to school children in 9 countries around the world. In 2012 we introduced it to Australia and Belize, where it will reach tens of thousands of students.
 

Fostering Responsible Consumer Choices

Our Question Your Shrimp Campaign alerts consumers and merchants to the relentless mangrove destruction caused by tropical shrimp farming, and helps people make more environmentally responsible choices in the shrimp they eat or serve.
 
MAP would like to invite those of you who haven’t donated before to please consider becoming an annual member on this special day of the year. Just click here to become a member and you will also receive our bi-weekly newsletter!
 
We would like to thank those of you who have donated to MAP previously. It is support from people like you that allows us to continue these efforts that are providing sustainable low-cost solutions to saving the mangroves and our planet. We are grateful for your support – please help us ensure that these beautiful forests and their amazing wildlife are still there for generations to come.
 
We thank you in advance for your generosity.

For the Mangroves
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Alfredo Quarto,
Executive Director
Mangrove Action Project
 



 

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