Henriques Balidy—Agency for Environmental Quality Control, Ministry of Land and Environment, Mozambique
Célia Macamo and Salomão Bandeira—Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Mozambique has committed to restoring 5,000 hectares of mangroves as part of its Mangrove Management Strategy (2020 – 2022). There is also a growing national research initiative that’s been looking at the role of mangroves in protecting against the negative impacts of cyclones.
Multiple cyclone impacts have been documented:
A key recent finding from this research is that the active unblocking of creeks reinstates tidal inundation, which has led to a three-fold increase in restoration success.