Mangrove Action Day Photography Gallery

Vote for your favorite Photo for the People’s Choice Award

For World Mangrove Day 2019 we are raising awareness of the important connections people have with mangrove forests with our fifth annual global photography exhibition. Throughout the month of July, we asked for and received 250 stunning photos from 30 countries around the world that highlighted mangrove ecosystems and their important contributions to communities and the environment. The theme for this year was #MangrovesMatter.

July 26th marks the 20th anniversary of World Mangrove Day, now recognized by UNESCO as the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystems. This historic day commemorated Greenpeace activist Hayhow Daniel Nanoto, who died during a massive protest to re-establish the mangrove wetlands in Ecuador. For the last 26 years, the Mangrove Action Project has celebrated this day with a commitment to action in defense of the mangroves and the communities that rely on them.

We would like to thank each and every person who contributed to this project! Winners will be announced in late August and there is also a People’s Choice Award that is given out to the photo with the most votes.

Enjoy the photos below and vote for your favourite!


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Title: It is (not) the Last Mangrove Standing // Yus Rusila Noor // Indonesia
Votes: 1180

Views: 4194
Description: A mangrove seedling grown naturally on the sandy habitat. Providing a suitable habitat for mangrove to grow naturally need to be promoted to ensure the right mangrove species are growing in the right habitat for the optimum mangrove ecological function. Planting might be good in the right habitat and right species, although facts are showing that planting is mostly done with Rhizopora species, even in the not-so-suitable habitat