Action Day Submissions 2016 mangrove photo gallery

2016 Photography Gallery

2016 marks UNESCO’s first celebration of the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. The proclamation of this international day, which was adopted on 6 November 2015 by the General Conference of UNESCO, underlined the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem, providing by virtue of their existence, biomass and productivity substantial benefits to human beings, providing forestry, fishery goods and services as well as contributing to the protection of the coastline and being particularly relevant in terms of mitigation of the effects of climate change and food security for local communities.”

As part of Mangrove Action Day 2016 we raised awareness of the connections people have with mangrove forests by creating our second annual global photography exhibition. Throughout the month of July, we asked for and received incredible photos from around the world. Check out the amazing submissions from 2015!
We would like to thank each and every person who contributed to this project. We received submissions from 19 different countries, demonstrating the wide range of these amazing trees, as well as the people who care about them.

Enjoy the all photos below!

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