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The wide-ranging benefits of mangrove restoration, conservation & sustainable management are a key pathway to meeting the targets of SDG14. Many of the voluntary commitments made towards SDG14 through the UN Community of Ocean Action for Mangroves focus on global, national, and local mangrove restoration.
In this webinar, Dr. Tom Worthington of the University of Cambridge presented the Mangrove Restoration Potential Map and demonstrate how to utilize the map to inform effective restoration. In addition, coordinators of the Global Mangrove Alliance, Jen Howard of Conservation International and Emily Goodwin of IUCN, showcased the work of the Alliance to accelerate progress towards a global restoration target of extending mangrove cover 20% by 2030. The presentations were followed by discussions on how the UN Community of Ocean Action for Mangroves can work together to advance mangrove restoration globally for the implementation of SDG14 and other SDGs.
There were two iterations of this webinar to make it accessible to multiple time zones, one for the Americas and Africa on June 12 and on for Asia and Oceania on June 14. Recordings of the webinars can be found here and here.
Please contact Emily Goodwin for more information.