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Conserving and restoring mangroves
through CBEMR, education, advocacy, training and networking

Mangroves are vital for healthy coastal ecosystems in many regions of the world and research and studies are revealing the unique importance of these habitats to the planet. The Mangrove Action Project is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forest wetlands and their associated coastal ecosystems worldwide. Its main goal is to promote the rights of traditional and indigenous coastal peoples, including fishers and farmers, to sustainably manage their coastal environs.

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  • Quotes on Mangroves

    “If there are no mangroves, then the sea will have no meaning. It is like having a tree without roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea…”
     
    Words of a Thai fisher from the Andaman Coast

     

    MAP Latest

    • The MAP News, 403rd Ed., 12 November 2016

      The MAP News, 403rd Ed., 12 November 2016

      “Reducing the Risk of Disaster through Nature-Based Solutions: Mangroves” has received the Nominee’s Award by the China Science Film and Video Association. This makes a total of 10 countries where it has or will be shown. The Honorary credential awarded jointly by the China Scientific Film and Video Association and the Shenzhen …
    • The MAP News, 402nd Ed., 29 October 2016

      The MAP News, 402nd Ed., 29 October 2016

      This edition of the MAP News features the latest updates from the proposed Rampal project in the largest mangrove ecosystem in the world, the Sundarbans. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has recommended that Bangladesh shelve the Rampal coal-fired power plant, which is being constructed in close proximity …
    • The MAP News, 401st Ed., 15 October 2016

      The MAP News, 401st Ed., 15 October 2016

      Mangrove news from around the globe. 
    • The MAP News, 400th Ed., 01 October 2016

      The MAP News, 400th Ed., 01 October 2016

      Our feature story comes from Thailand and features MAP Asia coordinator Jim Enright – “We often refer to mangroves as the supermarket for the local people because, there, they have some building supplies, food supplies, shelter and medicines. So people have been traditionally relying on the mangroves for all those things …
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