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Children’s Mangrove Calendar Art Contest 2021

2021-05-25

The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is inviting children to join in this fantastic, creative and educational competition. It is an opportunity for the younger generation to learn about the vital role Mangroves play in the lives of coastal communities and marine life around the world whilst letting them explore their...

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Floating Mangroves

2021-04-21

UNESCO established an experimental model of floating mangroves with indigenous Avicennia marina mangroves in Qatar in 2012. The mangrove trees are floating on top of the ocean’s surface, where plenty of space is available for biomass-productivity. The biomass can be used for the production of wood-chips, wood-pellets, charcoal, for carbon...

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UNESCO calls for mangrove photos from Eritrea, Nigeria and Vanuatu

2021-02-12

UNESCO, in partnership with the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) and the Thai National Science Museum is in process of producing a poster series on mangrove ecosystems, including all kinds of aspects highlighting the beauty and importance of mangroves for nature conservation, science-education, ecosystem services, biodiversity, climate issues, and socio-ecology. UNESCO...

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Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers Discovery Camp

2021-02-11

In celebration of World Wetlands Day (February 2nd), the Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers launched its first Mangrove Discovery Camp. The two-day camp involved a series of fun hands-on activities based on the Marvelous Mangroves curriculum which has been taught in all Cayman schools for over 20 years. “The activities lead...

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The gray mangrove (Qurm in Arabic) forms the only natural evergreen forest in Arabia. Researchers have recently published its genome. Image credit: Mark Priest

A high-quality genome assembly and annotation published for the gray mangrove, Avicennia marina

2021-02-10

The gray mangrove, Avicennia marina, is a pan-tropical species that has a distribution extending from New Zealand and Japan in the Pacific, to South Africa and the Arabian Gulf in the western Indian Ocean. As an important ecosystem engineer that provides habitat for many other species, protects coastlines from erosion...

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A Simple Mangrove Degradation Scale for Field Use – a new publication

2021-02-05

Mangroves are one of the most threatened ecosystems on the globe with a global loss of more than 30%, and in some regions in Asia up to 50% over the past 30 years. Often the remaining mangroves are in poor condition. Degraded by logging and over-exploitation these human impacts greatly...

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Restoring mangrove hydrology is imperative for mangrove ecosystem restoration

2021-01-22

The case of Rabigh Lagoon, Red Sea Change has always been constant and guaranteed for this universe. We have read of the myriad climatic changes throughout the annals of the planet in the form of ice ages and obliteration of many species. At many instances, these changes have been abrupt...

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From Shrimp Farming towards mangrove stewardship

2021-01-15

Moving forward with the tides in Myanmar For several generations, residents of the coastal areas of Yangon region, Myanmar, living within the mangrove forest area or in its vicinity have been depending on the mangrove forests as a source for livelihood. A focus of their activities was on fishing operation...

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Mangroves: Towards Sustainable Forest Management

2021-01-06

From all the classification of tree species that exists, the saline swamp mangroves play an extremely significant role in balancing the world’s major ecosystems. Covering an area of 15,000,000 ha, mangroves also have the potential to provide a promising carbon sink in at least 124 countries. Ecosystem services of these halophyte trees...

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Mangrove forests are of critical importance for nature and humanity

2020-12-02

Mangroves occur in the tropics and sub-tropics along low energy saline coastal zones, in brackish deltas, and, very rarely, in freshwater systems. Globally there are about 152,000 km2 of mangrove forests. More than half of them are located in Asia and the Pacific, 46,000 km2 in the Americas, 28,000 km2...

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