MAP’s Mission

Our holistic approach to mangrove restoration empowers local stakeholders to mitigate mangrove stressors and teaches them how to use mangrove ecology and biology to facilitate natural regeneration. If you would like to find out more about CBEMR and discuss the possibility of running workshops for your mangroves, please get in contact. [email protected]


In 1992 when having witnessed firsthand the rapid devastation of the world’s mangrove forests and their associated coastal ecosystems, the founders of the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) established the basis of a global network to address the problems of mangrove deforestation. Since then, MAP has grown steadily during the last 28 years to become a respected member of the global environmental movement. MAP’s international network has grown to include a huge number of NGOs, scientists and academics from over 60 nations. 

As a response to the repeated failures of many mangrove planting projects after the Asian tsunami of 2004, MAP has evolved from a networking and advocacy-focused organization into one still involved in advocacy, but centred on mangrove restoration training and schools’ education programs. Thai office continues to support outstanding demonstration plots in 11 villages along the Andaman Coast, showcasing the ‘community-based ecological mangrove restoration’ (CBEMR) method as well as the development of non-destructive livelihoods such as bee-keeping and honey production.