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Mangroves are vital for healthy coastal ecosystems in many regions of the world and research and studies are revealing the unique importance of these habitats to the planet. The Mangrove Action Project is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forest wetlands and their associated coastal ecosystems worldwide. Its main goal is to promote the rights of traditional and indigenous coastal peoples, including fishers and farmers, to sustainably manage their coastal environs.

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  • Quotes on Mangroves

    “If there are no mangroves, then the sea will have no meaning. It is like having a tree without roots, for the mangroves are the roots of the sea…”
     
    Words of a Thai fisher from the Andaman Coast

     

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    • The MAP News, 434th Ed., 20 January 2018

      The MAP News, 434th Ed., 20 January 2018

      Thung Yor is a small village located in Krabi Province, southern of Thailand. Some of the village area is mangrove forest which is connected to the Andaman Sea by tidal streams. Most of the villager’s main occupation is in agriculture with a supplementary livelihood from coastal small-scale fisheries. So, due …
    • The MAP News, 433rd Ed., 06 January 2018

      The MAP News, 433rd Ed., 06 January 2018

      Our 17th edition, the 2018 calendar is our most beautiful to date, and celebrates MAP’s 25th Anniversary! This colorful calendar has increased in popularity since its first publication in 2002. Children from 14 nations entered our contest by answering a simple, but intriguing question: “What do the mangroves mean to …
    • The MAP News, 432nd Ed., 23 December 2017

      The MAP News, 432nd Ed., 23 December 2017

      “I still remember that day we got to work together to improve the hydrology at the restoration site. Many people dug in the pond, working together and I could see that they felt that the land had returned to them again. It made me so happy. I felt like despite …
    • The MAP News, 431st Ed., 02 December 2017

      The MAP News, 431st Ed., 02 December 2017

      When it comes to restoring deforested landscapes, letting them regenerate naturally through passive means is generally cheaper than human-driven, so-called “active,” restoration techniques like re-planting. But a new study finds it can actually also be more effective in tropical ecosystems. The authors say that letting tropical forests regenerate by themselves …
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