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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.

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.