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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, 389th Ed., 30 April 2016

      The MAP News, 389th Ed., 30 April 2016

      I first stumbled upon mangrove forests and the shrimp aquaculture industry that threatened them back in March 1992. Traveling in southern Thailand I visited several fishing communities located along the Andaman Sea for an article I was writing. I noticed a com- mon thread of problems faced by the fisherfolk …
    • Concert of Music from the Nueva Canción Tradition by Sin Fronteras

      Concert of Music from the Nueva Canción Tradition by Sin Fronteras

      Concert of Music from the Nueva Canción Tradition of Latin America by Sin Fronteras MANGROVE ACTION PROJECT & NW HERITAGE RESOURCES P.O. Box 1854 Port Angeles, WA 98362 PORT ANGELES – March 8, 2016 – Northwest Heritage Resources is pleased to present a concert performance in partnership with the Mangrove …
    • The MAP News, 388th Ed., 16 April 2016

      The MAP News, 388th Ed., 16 April 2016

      2015 was another significant year for both MAP and the mangroves. MAP’s workload greatly expanded and some added new staff helped ease the otherwise unwieldy burden of work overload. Mangroves are no longer so remote and maligned in misconceptions as “muddy, mosquito-infested wastelands!” There is a genuine awakening of both …
    • The MAP News, 387th Ed., 02 April 2016

      The MAP News, 387th Ed., 02 April 2016

      The Sundarbans, the last reserve forest in the country and a world heritage site, is again under attack. On March 19, 2016, a cargo vessel carrying 1,300 tonnes of coal sank in Shela River of the Sundarbans. This incident, along with other similar cases of oil and cement-laden cargo sinking …
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