Dec. 7th 2020, PRNewswire

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the People behind .ORG, has named MAP as one of the 10 winners of the 2nd annual .ORG Impact Awards.

MAP was honored in the Advancing Environmental Sustainability category for our work to protect the world’s mangrove forests. Each day of the 10-day celebration places a spotlight on an award-winning organization or individual making our communities a better place. See the other finalists and winners here:

“Mangrove forests are one of the world’s most important ecosystems and one of its most threatened,” said Alfredo Quarto, Co-Founder and Program & Policy Director of MAP. “From providing vital marine spawning grounds to mitigating climate change, maintaining biodiversity and providing livelihoods to hundreds of millions around the world, mangroves are a vital resource for both local and global communities. We are honored to win the .ORG Impact Award and we look forward to continuing our mission of protecting the world’s mangrove forests.” 


“Congratulations to the Mangrove Action Project for being named the 2020 .ORG Impact Award winner in the Advancing Environmental Sustainability category,” said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of the Public Interest Registry. “Their work is a critical part of protecting the world’s coastal ecosystems and we celebrate and support their inspiring contributions.”

This year, PIR saw an extremely impressive group of submissions showcasing the diverse and inspiring work taking place in the .ORG Community. More than 500 organizations and individuals submitted entries to the 2020 .ORG Impact Awards. Submissions were reviewed and scored by a panel of judges who are leaders in the Internet, non-profit and marketing sectors. All nominations were required to be tied to an active website with a .ORG domain.

With a $5,000 USD donation to the charity of our choice we are honored to have won this fantastic prize. Join the online celebration that honors the range of achievements that have healed, inspired, transformed, and connected communities over the past year. Take a look here: