Conservation and Restoration of Mangroves

Mangroves in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia. Image © Aaron M. Ellison

Mangroves are a liminal place between land and sea. These beautiful tropical forests teem with birds, fish, crabs, insects, and other plants and fungi. They are quiet places for contemplation and have inspired fiction and poetry. Mangroves protect coastlines from erosion and storm damage, yield up lumber,charcoal, honey, and thatch for housing, are nurseries for commercial, fish and prawns, and sequester more carbon per unit area than any other type of forest on Earth.

We apply our more than 30 years of experience in field research on mangrove forests to their conservation and restoration. We have taught short-courses in mangrove ecology and conservation in the USA and Central America, and our expertise has contributed to the development of mangrove conservation policy by organizations ranging from the IUCN to the World Bank. We are currently focused on community-based restoration and adaptive management of mangrove forests and their associated ecosystems around the world.

Contact us to discuss working together to restore and sustain mangrove forests

Our key papers on mangrove ecology, conservation, and restoration

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