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Mangoro Market Meri

An Initiative to support the economic and cultural empowerment and realization of benefits from mangrove conservation for women.

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Mangoro Market Meri, or Mangrove Market Women, is an initiative that links local efforts, ecotourism and blue carbon to create long-term solutions for mangroves and the women of Papua New Guinea. The women are developing a project to effectively and sustainably manage their mangroves and near shore fisheries over-fishing and over-harvesting. They are also discussing innovative approaches such as placing an economic value on mangroves for storing blue carbon.