Date archive: February 2014

Landmark study demonstrates climate benefits of estuary restoration

Landmark study demonstrates climate benefits of estuary restoration

A study has confirmed the climate mitigation benefits of restoring tidal wetland habitat. This study was done by Restore America’s Estuaries in Snohomish Estuary, located within the nation’s second largest estuary: Puget Sound. It also provides a much needed approach for assessing carbon fluxes for historic drained and future restored wetlands which can now be…

Seagrass: The Renaissance meadow of the ocean

Seagrass: The Renaissance meadow of the ocean

Seagrass meadows are one of the World’s most productive ecosystems yet it is often overlooked and the current destruction rate is four times faster than that of rainforests. Like a Renaissance man of the ocean, seagrasses provide food, habitat and nurseries for many different species of fish, shellfish and invertebrates. A single acre of seagrass…

New Video Released from the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

New Video Released from the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

The latest video as part of the extensive communications and outreach strategy of the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration project has just been released on Vimeo.com.

Landmark study shows the true value of Madagascar’s mangroves

Landmark study shows the true value of Madagascar’s mangroves

This new research presents the first carbon stock estimates of a mangrove ecosystem in Madagascar. The study, funded by grants from Western Indian Ocean Marine Association and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, assessed both above and below ground carbon stock, hence supporting the growing body of evidence showing that mangroves are among…

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project wraps up with strong recommendations

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project wraps up with strong recommendations

After one year of intense work, field missions across the Emirate and fruitful consultation with a broad range of wonderfully supportive stakeholders, the Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project comes to a close. Scientific assessments have been produced that signifiatly enhance the understanding of Blue Carbon ecosystems’ contribution to the well-being of Abu Dhabi and it’s residents. Experts studied the geographic extent and carbon content of mangroves, salt marsh, seagrass, algal mats and sabkha, the other Ecosystem Services their provide, and which policy options and financial mechanisms would be most viable to support their conservation.

Request for Proposals for Map Compilation of Blue Carbon Habitats in North America

Request for Proposals for Map Compilation of Blue Carbon Habitats in North America

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants to compile data and existing maps and create new maps where possible, for coastal vegetated habitats (“blue carbon habitats”) in North America.

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