Mapping the Mangroves is a project focused on increasing awareness, promoting conversations, and fostering actions around preservation of the world's mangroves.

More About Mangroves

Mangroves are fundamental to coastal communities as they shield them from damage caused by waves, erosion and storms, and serve as a nursery for fish and other species that support coastal livelihoods. In addition, they have a unique ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere, and serve as both a source and storehouse for nutrients and sediments for other inshore marine habitats, such as seagrass beds and coral reefs.

 

Mangrove forests grow where saltwater meets the shore in tropical and subtropical regions, thus serving as an interface between terrestrial, fresh-water and marine ecosystems.