The Zambezi Mangrove Carbon Project

Project 19 of 49


The focus of this project is on intact mangrove forests in the Zambezi delta, specifically to provide baseline information needed for the development of REDD+ and associated projects climate mitigation projects. Consideration of disturbed systems is beyond the scope of the current project; however, this work provides the needed foundation for assessment of disturbed and restored forests.

The specific objectives of this project are:

1) Contribute to the development of Mozambique REDD+ program by providing policy- relevant information necessary to establish baseline for REDD+ and other climate change mitigation activities (e.g., Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Strategies – NAMAS) for mangrove forests.

2) Build capacity in Mozambique for climate change mitigation and adaptation programs, specifically:

  • Demonstrate methodologies for conducting a carbon inventory;
  • Establish Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) pilot sites in mangrove 
forests and associated data management systems;
  • Provide opportunities for training (graduate students and staff).

3)  Measure the carbon contained within the vegetation and soil of mangrove forests of the Zambezi delta (Source: WWF 2012)


Biome: Mangroves

Location: Tanzania, Mozambique

Status: Proposed

Project type: Demonstration project

Project Partners

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • US AID
  • US Forest Service
  • Universidade Edudardo Mondlande
  • Government of Mozambique


External links:


WWF (2012): The Zambezi Mangrove Carbon Project: A Pilot Baseline Assessment for REDD+ Reporting and Monitoring. Draft Implementation Plan. Accessed September 9th, 2012.