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Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve Malaysia (Image Credit: Waseem)

COP 27 Call Mangroves “A Nature Based Solution for Climate Change”


Mangroves are valuable natural assets, distributed globally in approximately 120 countries. Each of these country are home to one or two species of Mangroves. About 65 “True mangrove” species (the plants that are found in the mangrove environment and not in terrestrial environment) are known from the Indo-West Pacific region...

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Elemental Composition of Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR) Malaysia


Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR) is considered as world’s best managed mangrove forest. It is also one of the most productive mangrove forests in the world. It is situated in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. It covers the total area of 40,466 ha. It is managed by Perak Forestry Department. MMFR is...

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Mangrove and Nutrients


Mangroves expand to tropical and sub-tropical coastline of the world which supports the rich biodiversity from fungi to mammals. Mangroves are considered as the most productive ecosystem due to their ability to fix and store huge amount of carbon. Mangrove productivity is estimated to be equal to the productivity of...

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Children’s Mangrove Calendar Art Contest 2021


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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