IUCN and WWF unite to enhance the implementation of legal tools protecting mangroves

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Legal frameworks for mangrove governance, conservation, and use

Experts from seven countries are working with the IUCN Environmental Law Centre to develop a study on the legal and institutional frameworks affecting mangroves.  The study draws on detailed case studies in Costa Rica, Vietnam, Madagascar, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique, as well as a global desk study and additional legislative reviews in Mexico and India. It has been produced through Save Our Mangroves Now!, a collaboration between IUCN and WWF.


It is a substantial report, based on legislative reviews as well as surveys and interviews with government officials, community members, scientists, lawyers and civil society.  A summary report has been launched at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP in Egypt in November 2018, with the extended publication to follow in 2019.