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fact-sheet | management

Mangrove Capital Africa – Rufiji Delta

Mangrove Capital Africa is an integrated long term programme that is intended to cause a tipping point where all stakeholders understand the values of mangroves and work together to protect them.

science

State of Art Report on Biodiversity in Indian Sundarbans

This compendium serves as a first-of-its-kind detailed baseline of biodiversity of the Indian Sundarbans and provides a critical evaluation of the current state of biodiversity in the area.

join

How to Join the GMA

An FAQ on the process and what it means to join the GMA.

join

GMA Terms of Participation

The Terms of Participation is meant to outline the vision of the GMA and how members can contribute to that vision in a meaningful and productive way.

join

Submission Form for GMA Endorsement

This form serves as the submission by any government or other entity, that wish to endorse the goals of the Global Mangrove Alliance but not formally join as a member.

join

Application Form for GMA Membership

This form serves as the submission by any government, inter-governmental organization, non- governmental organization, corporate or other entity to become a Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) member.

climate-adaptation | ecosystem-valuation

Brazilian Blue Initiative Summary

A strategic framework to support the country’s strategic vision of sustainable development and nature conservation on the marine and coastal zones.

climate-adaptation | ecosystem-valuation

Brazilian Blue Initiative

Learn more about the objectives and targets of the initiative.

climate-adaptation | ecosystem-valuation

Brazil Mangroves Atlas

The complete version of the document presents the large territory mapping and a diagnosis of the Brazilian mangroves current situation, with the conservation efforts, main threats and key areas under threat.

disaster-risk-reduction | toolkits

Managing Coasts with Natural Solutions

Guidelines for measuring and valuing the coastal protection services of mangroves and coral reefs,

science

Predicting Global Patterns in Mangrove Forest Biomass

Understanding spatial variation in carbon storage in natural habitats is critical for climate change mitigation efforts such as REDD.

blue-carbon | science

Coastal Blue Carbon

A revised guide to supporting coastal wetland programs and projects using climate finance and other financial mechanisms

science | toolkits

Coasts at Risk

An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental Solutions

toolkits

Understanding Strategic Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunities in the Seas of East Asia

This report seeks to better understand the status of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in East Asia.

blue-carbon | infographics

Mapping Ocean Wealth

This infographic from The Nature Conservancy demonstrates what the ocean does for us today so that we maximize what the ocean can do for us tomorrow.

blue-carbon | infographics | policy

Coastal Blue Carbon Ecosystems

Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions

briefingstrategy-doc

The Global Mangrove Alliance Strategy

We now have an opportunity to achieve scale above and beyond the capacity of any individual organization.

disaster-risk-reduction | fact-sheet

Coastal Resilience and the Community Rating System

The program is designed around an online mapping tool that supports communities around the world who are conducting hazard mitigation and climate adaptation planning.

restoration

Mangrove restoration: to plant or not to plant?

This leaflet aims to contribute to best practice by exploring the question that everyone involved in mangrove restoration should ask: ‘To plant or not to plant?’

blue-carbon | briefingstrategy-doc | science

Blue Carbon

An issues brief from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

assessment | blue-carbon | policy

National Blue Carbon Policy Assessment Framework

Coupled with field-testing in five countries, the National Blue Carbon Policy Assessment Framework provides countries with a straightforward, structured and easy-to-apply five-step assessment framework.

blue-carbon | fundraising | policy

Coastal Blue Carbon Opportunities for NDCs

This brief outlines how Parties have included and addressed the management of coastal wetland (blue carbon) ecosystems in their NDC climate mitigation and adaptation solutions to date.

blue-carbon | fundraising

Coastal Blue Carbon

A revised guide to supporting coastal wetland programs and projects using climate finance and other financial mechanisms.

video

Interview with Brad Ack

In Bali, Indonesia, WWF-US SVP of oceans discusses why we need a Global Mangrove Alliance. Watch.

blue-carbon | science

MESCAL Carbon Assessment

Rewa Delta Mangrove Reference Levels and Emissions Due to Mangrove Conversion

blue-carbon | science

Preliminary Assessment of Biomass and Carbon Content of Mangroves in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa (MESCAL)

briefingstrategy-doc | disaster-risk-reduction | policy

Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction Through Ecosystem Management in Asia

This publication documents the importance of biodiversity in disaster risk reduction.

disaster-risk-reduction | policy

Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction Through Ecosystem Management in Africa

A policy brief from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

disaster-risk-reduction | policy

Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction Through Ecosystem Management in Mexico and Central America

A policy brief from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

disaster-risk-reduction | policy

Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction Through Ecosystem Management in South America

A policy brief from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

disaster-risk-reduction | policy

Transforming Disaster Risk Reduction Through Ecosystem Management in Oceania

A policy brief from the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Nature-Based Solutions to Disasters

Nature can provide cost-effective, no-regret solutions to disasters, complementing conventional engineering measures such as sea walls and storm channels.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity in Asia

The Asia regional assessment is one of six regional assessments that will be carried out across the world.

video

Global Mangrove Alliance announcement

Watch one of our first videos produced in Bali, Indonesia during the Economist World Ocean Summit.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity in South America

A report for the RELIEF Kit project.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean

video

Interview with Greg Stone

In Bali, Indonesia, Conservation International's ocean scientist discusses why we need a Global Mangrove Alliance. Watch.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity in Eastern and Southern Africa

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity in Oceania

A report from IUCN.

video

More Mangroves Please!

Watch this animated infographic that details the role mangroves play in nature and what it means for people.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Regional Assessment on Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Biodiversity in West and Central America

A report from IUCN.

video

Interview with Maria Damanaki

In Bali, Indonesia, the Global Managing Director for Oceans at The Nature Conservancy discusses why we need a Global Mangrove Alliance. Watch.

disaster-risk-reduction | science

Safe Havens

Protected Areas for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

video

Interview with Rizal Algamar

In Bali, Indonesia, the Country Director of The Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program discusses why we need a Global Mangrove Alliance. Watch.

video

Interview with Ryan Whisnant

In Bali, Indonesia, the Director of Strategic Initiatives for PEMSEA discusses why we need a Global Mangrove Alliance. Watch.

video

Interview with Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs/Fisheries

policy

Mangroves for The Future: Mangrove-related Policy and Institutional Frameworks in Pakistan, Thailand, and Viet Nam 2016

An IUCN publication.

policy

Policy and Legislation Relating to the Use and Management of Mangrove (MESCAL)

A report for Fiji.

policy

Policy and Legislation Relating to The Use and Management of Mangrove Ecosystems in Samoa (MESCAL)

policy

Policy and Legislation Relating to the Use and Management of Mangrove Ecosystems in the Solomon Islands (MESCAL)

policy

Policy and Legislation Relating to Mangroves, the Use and Management of Mangroves in Tonga (MESCAL)

policy

Policy and Legislation Relating to the Use and Management of Mangrove Ecosystems in Vanuatu (MESCAL)

ecosystem-valuation | science

Economic Valuation of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in Vanuatu

ecosystem-valuation | science

Economic Valuation of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in Vanuatu

communities-infrastructure | policy

Ecosystems Protecting Infrastructure and Communities (EPIC)

Using ecosystem-based approaches to protect communities from disasters and impacts of climate change.

ecosystem-valuation | science

Report of Economic Valuation of Mangroves of the Safata District in Samoa

ecosystem-valuation | fundraising

Mangroves for the Future: a Strategy for Promoting Investment in Coastal Ecosystem Conservation 2007-2012

assessment | science

Report of Mangroves in Fiji

assessment | partners | science

Report: MESCAL- MangroveWatch Assessment of Shoreline Mangroves in Fiji

assessment | partners | science

Report: MESCAL- MangroveWatch Assessment of Shoreline Mangroves In Samoa

assessment | partners | science

Report: MESCAL- MangroveWatch Assessment of Shoreline Mangroves in Tonga

assessment | partners | science

Report: MESCAL- MangroveWatch Assessment of Shoreline Mangroves in Vanuatu

assessment | partners | science

Report: MESCAL- MangroveWatch Assessment of Shoreline Mangroves in the Solomon Islands

assessment | science

Final Report: Mangrove Baseline Vegetation Mapping of Maramasike Passage, Malaita Province

assessment | science

Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods (MESCAL)

A report on Vanuatu's biodiversity.

assessment | science

A Revision of Mangrove Plants of The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa

A MESCAL report.

assessment | science

Mangroves for the Future: a Regional Synthesis of Results and Lessons from Mangroves for the Future Small Grant Projects: 2009-11

assessment | science

Biodiversity Assessment Report: Maramasike Passage, Malaita Province (MESCAL)

management | partners | policy

Methodology and Lessons Learned: Facilitation of Mangrove Resource Management at the MESCAL-SI Demonstration Site

management | policy

Policy Brief: Mangrove Management in Solomon Islands: Case Studies from Malaita Province

management | policy | science

Mangroves for the Future: an Appraisal of Mangrove Management in Micro-Tidal Estuaries and Lagoons in Sri Lanka

fundraising | management | partners | policy

Mangroves for the Future: Action Plan

management | policy | science

Nasoata Island Mangrove Conservation Area (NIMCA) Co-management Plan (MESCAL)

briefingstrategy-doc

Save Our Mangroves Now!

Scaling up protection and restoration for achieving the SDGs.

climate-adaptation

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation

A brief from IUCN.

climate-adaptation | fundraising | partners | policy

Resilience of Coastal Systems and Their Human Partners

This report explains the ecology and social profile of coastal systems in Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania.

climate-adaptation

Framing Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Applicability in the coast of Bangladesh.

climate-adaptation

Impacts of Projected Climate Change on Mangrove and Coastal Ecosystems and Community Livelihoods

in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa

climate-adaptation

Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihood (MESCAL) Samoa Project, Le Asaga Bay Mangroves

A biodiversity report.

fisheries

Review: MESCAL Fisheries Surveys

communities-infrastructure

Building With Nature Indonesia

The initiative aims to build stable coastlines with reduced erosion risk through a unique integration of mangrove restoration, small scale hard-engineering and sustainable land use.

communities-infrastructure | infographics

Building With Nature Central Java

This infographic depicts how development could impact the region.

communities-infrastructure | disaster-risk-reduction

Landscape Scale Disaster Risk Reduction: Public Private Sector Collaboration in Java

Through collaboration across sectors and disciplines, we connect local expertise with context specific knowledge on engineering, aquaculture and natural ecosystems.

communities-infrastructure | partners

Building With Nature - Indonesia

‘Building with Nature’ means making the services that nature provides an integral part of the design of hydraulic infrastructure, thereby creating benefits for nature and society’

climate-adaptation | communities-infrastructure

Building With Nature: Sustainable Protection of Mangrove Coasts

This paper was presented in HATHI: The 5th International Seminar in Bali in July 2016.

restoration

Mangrove Restoration: to Plant or Not to Plant

This leaflet aims to contribute to best practice by exploring the question that everyone involved in mangrove restoration should ask: ‘To plant or not to plant?’

climate-adaptation | disaster-risk-reduction | policy

Mangroves for Coastal Defense

This practical guidebook summarises the findings of the reviews and provides practical management recommendations to coastal zone managers and policymakers.

climate-adaptation | communities-infrastructure | science

Aquaculture Induced Erosion of Tropical Coastlines Throws Coastal Communities Back into Poverty

Published in Ocean & Coastal Management.

disaster-risk-reduction

Storm Surge Reduction by Mangroves

Mangroves can reduce storm surge water levels by slowing the flow of water and reducing surface waves.

climate-adaptation | disaster-risk-reduction

Reduction of Wind and Swell Waves by Mangroves

This report focuses on mangrove forests and the role they can play in reducing wind and swell waves.

climate-adaptation | disaster-risk-reduction

The Response of Mangrove Soil Surface Elevation to Sea Level Rise

This report explores the capacity of mangrove soil surfaces to increase in elevation in response to local rises in sea level.

communities-infrastructure | disaster-risk-reduction

Global Value of Mangroves for Risk Reduction

This work rigorously values the social and economic coastal protection benefits provided by mangroves to identify where these natural coastal defenses provide the greatest flood benefits.

disaster-risk-reduction

A Landscape Approach for Disaster Risk Reduction in 7 Steps

This paper synthesizes the main characteristics of the landscape approach and suggests seven steps when adopting a landscape approach.

fisheries

The Role of Mangroves in Fisheries Enhancement

This review of the scientific literature provides a deep exploration of the importance of mangroves for wild capture fisheries.

ecosystem-valuation | management

Effects of Different Management Regimes on Mangrove Ecosystem Services

Current state of mangrove ecosystem services and different mangrove management regimes

blue-carbon | fundraising

Keep It Fresh or Salty

An Introductory Guide to Financing Wetland Carbon Programs and Projects
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