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Launch of the "Mangrove Principles"


03 September 2021

In this vital year, all eyes will be on the ability of the policy makers to deliver real change. Mangroves hold unmatched benefits for people, planet and resilience and should be part of the solution.

On this year’s IUCN World Conservation Congress, Save our Mangroves Now! will launch the “Guiding Principles on Sustainable Mangrove Ecosystem Management”a guidance for national policy decision-makers responsible for conservation, restoration, protection and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems.

The launch event will take place on 7 September 2021 from 15h15 – 16h15 CET at the Oceans & Islands Pavilion.

The event will also be available online:

Speakers include:

  • Dorothée Herr, IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
  • Giuseppe di Carlo, Deputy Lead for Ocean Practice, WWF
  • Thomas Sberna, Regional Technical Coordinator – Coastal and Ocean Resilience, IUCN Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office and 2021 Young Leader of the French-African Foundation
  • Wolfram Morgenroth-Klein, Head of Division at BMZ – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Mohammed Elmi, Chief Administrative Secretary for Environment and Forestry, Kenya
  • Hon. Minister Maibaze Ivete, Minister of Land and Environment, Mozambique
  • Ms Julie Mulonga, Director for Eastern Africa, Wetlands International

Find more information here

Join us for a captivating discussion on the benefits of mangrove ecosystems to restore biodiversity, protect livelihoods and mitigate against the impacts of the climate crisis. Together we can mobilise action to restore mangrove habitats, our #RootsOfHope, across the globe.

The principles have been developed and are presented by Save our Mangroves Now! (SOMN) – a joint initiative between WWF, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Wetlands International and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

For inquiries, please contact: 

Julika Tribukait
WWF Germany
Policy Advisor Coastal Ecosystems

Dorothée Herr
IUCN Global Marine and Polar Programme
Manager for Oceans and Climate Change