Category archive: Africa

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…

The upscale of Mikoko Pamoja

The upscale of Mikoko Pamoja

Mikoko Pamoja which means “mangroves together,” is thought to be one of the first community run project of its kind in the world. Its aim was to generate and sell carbon credits to companies and individuals looking to improve their green credentials. This was made possible under the framework ‘Plan Vivo Standard’ which supports communities…

THE CENTRAL AFRICA MANGROVE AND REDD+ WORKSHOP

THE CENTRAL AFRICA MANGROVE AND REDD+ WORKSHOP

UNEP, the University of Douala and Cameroon Wildlife Conservation Society (CWCS) jointly organized a workshop on the 4thand5thof December, 2013 at the Institut des Sciences Halieutiques of the University of Douala, Cameroon. The workshop was a follow-up event after the successful completion for a study on “Assessment of carbon pools and multiple benefits of mangrove…

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 2

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt. 2

This is part 2 of our three-volume featured series about Blue Ventures’ blue carbon activities in Madagascar.

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt 1.

Blue Ventures in Madagascar, Pt 1.

It is my great pleasure to introduce the first part of a three volume-series about Blue (ad)Ventures in Madagascar! Blue Ventures has kindly provided us with a set of great stories that happened earlier this year, written by Trevor Jones. Over the next few weeks we plan on featuring these stories to give the blue…

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…

Mangrove Forest Issues in Tanzania’s Rufiji Delta

Government officials in Tanzania are concerned about the intrusion and increasing demand for fresh plots as local farmers are driven to new areas as increasing levels of salt water is pushed inland. They claim that the random forest clearing carried out by some farmers is harming the conservation of local biodiversity. http://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/salty-soils-drive-tanzanian-farmers-into-forest-reserve Salty soils drive…

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