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:
3) Measure the carbon contained within the vegetation and soil of mangrove forests of the Zambezi delta (Source: WWF 2012)
Location: Tanzania, Mozambique
Project type: Demonstration project
WWF (2012): The Zambezi Mangrove Carbon Project: A Pilot Baseline Assessment for REDD+ Reporting and Monitoring. Draft Implementation Plan. Accessed September 9th, 2012.