Date archive: March 2012

Blue Carbon Photos – Mangroves

Some images of mangrove forests, a key blue carbon ecosystem…Mangrove forest in Bali  Photo by Steven Lutz Mangroves are not only important for carbon sequestration but also for the many species who thrive in mangrove forestsPhoto by C…

Stockholm Environment Institute supports Blue Carbon

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) supports Blue Carbon -Research findings from a study led by marine experts at the Stockholm Environment Institute suggests that measures to cut and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions must be taken in order to reduce…

Oceans on the Agenda

Oceans on the Agenda

More followup to the Economist World Oceans Summit – In the following article Peter Seligmann, CEO of Conservation International (CI), draws attention to the increasing and justified concern for the health of our oceans. While noting the importanc…

Need for Blue Carbon at Rio+20

Blue Carbon highlighted in a new report published by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) -“Protocols for the Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting of Structure, Biomass, and Carbon Stocks in Mangrove Forests” provides valuable inform…

Mangrove conservation in Madagascar

Mangrove conservation in Madagascar

Potential Blue Carbon and related ecosystem services project -The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has awarded Blue Ventures the Darwin grant for its work with the mangroves of Madagascar. The grant will help the organization further i…

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