Why Mangroves?

Mangrove forests are one of the most important ecosystems on the earth, providing ready-made solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues.

The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is a nonprofit which brings collaborative and innovative solutions to conserving and restoring earth’s invaluable mangrove forests.


We are an NGO that works with mangrove forest communities, fellow NGOs, researchers, and local governments to help conserve and restore mangroves and related coastal ecosystems. We form innovative solutions to reverse the global decline of mangroves, all while promoting community-based, sustainable management of coastal resources.


Mangrove Services

Carbon Sequestration

Carbon Sequestration

One of the world's best tools in battling climate change
Sustaining Population

Sustaining Population

Providing resources for the world's ever-increasing population levels
Disaster Risk-Reduction

Disaster Risk-Reduction

Helping protect the world's coastlines and those along them

A holistic approach to mangrove forest conservation

Restoration

Our unique ecological restoration methods and working alongside coastal communities ensures successful and healthy mangrove forests

Education

Educating future generations on the importance of these vital ecosystems – so that mangroves will be valued now and in the future

Outreach

Increasing awareness of and involvement in mangrove issues around the world

Advocacy

Bringing issues facing mangroves to light, and advocating for the use of best-practice solutions to the problem of global mangrove loss

Mangrove Action Day Photography Contest

#MangrovesMatter

We invite you to send us your best photos for a chance to be part of a special exhibition that will help spread the importance of mangroves. Special prizes this year for our three chosen winners. Click on the link to learn more, and about other ways in which you can get involved!

Contest
Submit to our annual photography contest, and show us why #MangrovesMatter to you!
MAP Children's Art Calendar

MAP Children's Art Calendar

Annual calendar featuring mangrove art from children around the world

The annual MAP 2020 Children’s Art Calendars are available! Click the button below to oder yours:

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MAP News

MAP News

Celebrating 25+ years of Mangrove News from around the world

Click the link below to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter, bringing all the latest news from mangroves and MAP around the world:

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MAP is only able to do its work with mangroves and communities because of its network of supporters – thank you!

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MAP thrives in part because of its network of volunteers and interns – click here to see what you can do to become involved

MAP's Approach...


“Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration”

Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration

Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration

An innovative & sustainable method for mangrove restoration

Successful, sustainable mangrove forest restoration


One of MAP’s flagship programs, “Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration” (CBEMR) provides a unique and effective alternative to restoring degraded mangrove forests.

Whereas many traditional hand-planting projects fail to address the underlying reasons for mangrove degradation (and thus are often not successful in their efforts), CBEMR addresses the needs of both the local ecology and communities in an area, creating a long-term restoration strategy that is both sustainable and beneficial to all stakeholders involved.

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“Marvellous Mangroves” Educational Curriculum

Marvellous Mangroves

Marvellous Mangroves

ensuring mangrove conservation through education

Educating current and future generations around the world the true value of mangrove forests


The award-winning Marvellous Mangroves education curriculum has already been taught to over 2,500 teachers and 250,000 students worldwide, with more being added each year. It aims to increase awareness of the importance of mangrove forests through a hands-on curriculum that gets students and community members actively involved with their local mangrove forests, ensuring that mangroves will be valued both now, and in the future.

Click below to learn more about bringing Marvellous Mangroves curriculum to your region.

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