Mangrove Action Day Photography Gallery

Vote for your favourite Photo for the People’s Choice Award

July 26th marks the 20th anniversary of Mangrove Action Day, now recognized by UNESCO as the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems. This historic day commemorated Greenpeace activist Hayhow Daniel Nanoto, who died during a massive protest to re-establish the mangrove wetlands in Ecuador. Each year, for the last 26 years, the Mangrove Action Project has renewed a commitment to action in defense of the mangroves and the communities that rely on them.

For Mangrove Action Day 2018 we are raising awareness of the connections people have with mangrove forests with our fourth annual global photography exhibition. Throughout the month of July, we asked for and received stunning photos from around the world.

We would like to thank each and every person who contributed to this project! Winners will be announced early September and there is also a People’s Choice Award that is given out to the photo with most votes.

Enjoy the photos below!

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Title: Saving The Savior // Avijit Ghosh // India
Author: Mangrove Action Day
Votes: 0

Views: 54
Description: A local man planting a tree near river side of Sundarban, West Bengal, India. Sundarban largest estuarine mangrove forest in the world but Recent changes in climate has affected heavily sundarban coastal area. Mangrove helps stabilizes the coastline and prevents erosion from waves and storms. In areas where mangroves have been cleared, coastal damage from hurricanes and typhoons is much more severe. but now local communities of Sundarbans has become more concern to restore these shrinking mangrove forests.