MAP works to empower coastal communities around the world, providing support and building the local capacity to maintain stewardship over mangrove forests. MAP has chosen to remain small, partnering with other community-based non-profits in Asia, Latin America and Africa, while planting seeds of knowledge and support through a wide variety of projects and campaigns. As a result, most of MAP’s funding goes directly toward these efforts. We need your help to maintain and complete these projects. In areas where MAP works, communities lack the capacity and the capital to engage in sustainable livelihoods and rise out of poverty. Your support of MAP flows directly to others around the world; you enable MAP to carry on its work, and we need your help today.
MAP is seeking full or partial funding for the following projects:
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Question Your Shrimp Campaign OVERVIEW The leading cause of mangrove destruction is the meteoric growth of the shrimp farming industry in the developing world. In an effort to produce cheap shrimp, mangroves and their accompanying ecosystem services are stripped from coastlines and replaced by open system shrimp farms that pollute the surrounding environment. Mangroves provide Read more
Koh Phra Thong Coastal Community Center Lion village in Phra Thong Island is a biodiversity hotspot that gives home to a small-scale post-tsunami newly-established fishing community isolated from public facilities such as electricity and regular transportation. After conducting several conservation capacity building and supplementary livelihood activities a CoastalCommunity Resource Center (CCRC) was inaugurated in 2010. Read more
Ecological Mangrove Restoration Training and Demonstration OVERVIEW MAP’s Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) program re-establishes a healthy mangrove ecosystem with community participation. In search of a compromise between economic value and biodiversity, Mangrove Action Project (MAP) promotes the concept and practice of Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR). Following each Ecological Mangrove Restoration workshop, MAP plans to carry Read more
Ecological Mangrove Restoration Information Service OVERVIEW An Ecological Mangrove Restoration (EMR) e-group was originally established to share information amongst mangrove restoration practitioners in the Bay of Bengal region, India, in 2005. It has now overwhelmingly grown worldwide, and it’s providing information to over 35 countries. To support the increasing EMR interest, MAP is also producing Read more
Community Resource Mapping in Phra Thong Island OVERVIEW Phra Thong Island is rich in resources but poor in management. The following project attempts to start a dialogue with the community and improve their knowledge about the island resources, to facilitate the creation of a resource management plan and a committee that will manage the Coastal Read more
Support our Advocacy, Networking and Clearing House for Mangroves OVERVIEW The MAP News is a sort of continuing catalogue of latest trends in global developments affecting mangroves, where readers over time can catch a glimpse of the multifarious forms that threaten these magnificent coastal wetlands. Old threats and new ones can be tracked, while hopeful Read more
Women’s Tie Dye Group OVERVIEW Lion village on Phra Thong Island on the Andaman Sea is home to a post-tsunami small-scale fishing community isolated from public facilities such as electricity and regular transportation. Therefore the main challenge is the development of supplementary livelihoods. In 2009 MAP together with the Thai women from the biologically-rich island Read more
Support MAP’s Volunteer – Internship Program OVERVIEW MAP’s office in Thailand has greatly benefited from the assistance of Volunteer Interns since 2007. 12 volunteers from 6 countries (UK, USA, India, Thailand, Spain and Canada) have joined the office so far. An amazing amount of work has been achieved which would never have been accomplished otherwise, Read more