MAP has strengthened its international networking capabilities by opening up its first regional offices in Thailand and Indonesia. The offices further expand MAP’s reach in these regions where mangrove forests have been rapidly disappearing as a direct consequence of industrial shrimp aquaculture expansion and other unsustainable developments. These regional offices play a key role in project coordination and enhance network communications.
MAP is looking toward establishing a Latin America regional office in Central or S. America .
- Coordination of a unique international NGO network and information clearinghouse on mangrove forests;
- Promotion of public awareness of mangrove forest issues;
- Development of technical and financial support for local NGO projects in the global South; and
- Publicize within the developed nations the basic needs and struggles of Southern coastal fishing and farming communities affected by the consumer demands of the wealthy nations.
MAP U.S. office
MAP’s international headquarters are based in Port Angeles, Washington, USA. The MAP USA office provides 4 essential services to grassroots groups and proponents of mangrove Read more
MAP Asia office
The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) established its first regional office in Thailand in 2001 as the Southeast Asia Office. The primary focus was to develop and support Read more