Friday, 21 November 2014

Fwd: Two new publications on the value of mangroves

Apologies for cross posting


Dear colleague,


I would like to notify you of two new publications from Wetlands International on the value of mangroves:


The role of mangroves in fisheries enhancement

Today, on World Fisheries Day, Wetlands International, The Nature Conservancy and the University of Cambridge release a new study on the role of mangroves in fisheries enhancement. We conclude that mangrove conservation and restoration in areas close to human populations will render the greatest return on investment with respect to enhancing fisheries. The fisheries value of mangroves is site specific as it depends on how many fish a mangrove produces, how many fish are subsequently caught by humans, and then what the fisheries value is, both in economic terms, as a food supply or through the livelihoods that they support. Download the publication. Read the related press release.


Mangroves for Coastal Defence: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers

Last week Wetlands International and The Nature Conservancy launched a  new guidebook on mangroves as a coastal defence. Can mangroves reduce waves and storm surges? How will they influence the forces of a tsunami? Do they actually contribute to stabilizing coasts and build-up of soils? Can they keep up with sea level rise? The "Mangroves for coastal defence: Guidelines for coastal managers & policy makers" provides an in-depth analysis  on the role that mangroves play in defence against waves, storms, tsunamis, erosion and sea level rise. Working with the University of Cambridge to review hundreds of scientific papers, the guide book outlines a practical approach for coastal decision makers.

Download the publication. Read the related press release.


Enjoy the reading!


With best regards,


Susanna Tol

Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer

Wetlands International

P.O. Box 471, 6700AL Wageningen, The Netherlands

Tel: +31(0)318 660927




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