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Dear Friends of Mangroves
The time has come to pass when our actions must speak louder than words! Your continuing support has helped us maintain an active and persistent presence along the coastal belts of mangrove nations. MAP started almost 23 years ago, and has since built up an active global network, while raising public awareness about the importance of mangroves. We have long been the mangroves’ advocate, and have worked tirelessly to conserve and restore these forest wetlands. Future generations may reap the bounty of our actions and thus thank you for your timely support. READ MORE
Corals Hide From Climate Change Under Mangroves
Please check out the latest two products which summarize some of our ongoing work around valuing mangroves. We hope these will be useful to others, in NGOs, governance, industry and the international policy arena. We think they could/should empower greater consideration of the value of mangroves into ongoing coastal planning and conservation efforts. Please forward or share if you like them!
1 - Mangroves for coastal defense: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers As the title suggests this is a document that summarizes the detailed reports that Anna McIvor led on the various roles of mangroves in reducing the impacts of various coastal hazards (those reports can also be downloaded here: wind swell and waves (click to download) , storm surge (click to download), soil surface elevations (click to download) ). (Hard copies are available)
2 – The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement. This is a detailed synthesis of a review that we have conducted here. It is part of ongoing work to develop a more detailed model and map of mangrove fisheries value that we hope to share in due course. (The link here is to the Wetlands International site, but it will be loaded onto the TNC site – nature.org/oceanwealth very soon)
Both of these have been produced through a highly productive collaboration with Wetlands International, and with support from the Waterloo Foundation and TNC’s Mapping Ocean Wealth project funded by the Lyda Hill Foundation.
All best fishes!
Dr Mark Spalding
Senior Marine Scientist, Global Marine Team, The Nature Conservancy
c/- Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EJ, UK
T. +44 1223 334459
M. +44 7761 493256
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