Category archive: Mangroves

Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options?

Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar:  What are the options?

Original Article from voices.nationalgeographic.com Mangrove deforestation in Madagascar: What are the options?. The last time you heard from us at Blue Ventures, my colleague Garth Cripps was talking about shark fishing on Madagascar’s west coast.  Here Dr. Trevor Jones, our Blue Carbon Science guru, talks about his favorite coastal ecosystem, mangrove forests, and some of the ways…

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

Other than carbon services, mangroves also provide other ecosystem services, including fisheries. Some 210 million people live in low elevation areas within 10 km of mangroves and many of these directly benefit from mangrove-associated fisheries. Yet, these people are often unaware of the key role mangroves may play, especially if the associated fisheries are offshore….

Mangroves for coastal defence: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers

Mangroves for coastal defence: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers

A recent publication from Wetlands International and The Nature Conservancy deals with mangroves as a defense against waves, storms, tsunamis, erosion and sea level rise. Mangroves for coastal defence: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers by Wetlands International and The Nature Conservancy seeks to answer questions such as: Can mangroves reduce waves and storm surges? How will they…

Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped, Finds New UN Report

Full Economic Potential of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Remains Untapped, Finds New UN Report

Estimated Worth of Climate Benefits from Central African Mangroves up to US$66 billion. And New Satellite Technology Could Help Monitor Mangrove Restoration.

NEW MANUAL FOR MEASURING, ASSESSING, AND ANALYZING COASTAL BLUE CARBON

NEW MANUAL FOR MEASURING, ASSESSING, AND ANALYZING COASTAL BLUE CARBON

The International Blue Carbon Initiative is proud to present “Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows”.

Job posting: Blue Carbon Manager (Madagascar)

Job posting: Blue Carbon Manager (Madagascar)

Position Vacancy for Blue Carbon Manager ‐ Madagascar Closing date for applications 31st October 2014 Blue Ventures is seeking a dynamic, motivated, and committed Blue Carbon Manager to support the successful evelopment of our pioneering blue carbon projects along the west coast of Madagascar. The position is based in Ambanja, Madagascar, with regular travel to Blue Ventures’…

Vote yes for mangrove conservation in Madagascar!

Vote yes for mangrove conservation in Madagascar!

Our proposed community-centered mangrove ecotourism project in Madagascar has been shortlisted by the European Outdoor Conservation Association to receive much-needed funding and is now through to the final round, which is a public vote. We need your vote to make this project a reality, to build a sustainable future for Madagascar’s mangroves. Every vote counts! Voting continues until October 6.

“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

“Blue Carbon” and “Blue REDD”: Transforming coastal ecosystems into merchandise

Original Story  (*) “Marine and coastal territories” is used here to refer to territories that include mangrove forests and their area of influence, seagrass meadows and intertidal saltmarshes. The communities that depend on mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems for survival live in and around these territories. 1.- What is a “Blue Carbon” project? Finding…

Quatar’s floating blue carbon project

Quatar’s floating blue carbon project

Quatar has an innovative ‘Floating Mangroves’ project at Lusail Marina, a luxury marina in Doha. The project was initiated in March 2012 and explores the use of mangroves for capturing carbon emissions, or sequestration, helping to reduce atmospheric carbon levels. Project partners include UNESCO, Lusail City and Qatar University’s Environmental Club. “Floating mangroves can be…

Blue carbon projects can work!

Blue carbon projects can work!

Blue carbon projects can work, by using the value of carbon stored and sequestered in coastal and marine ecosystems to support conservation and sustainable management, a new report shows. The report, published by Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), aims to stimulate discussion regarding projects that support the conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems…

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