Mangrove protection key to survival for Senegalese community

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Mangrove, Joal, Senegal. Photo source: ©© Salvatore Soi

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Senegal has lost 40 percent of its mangroves since the 1970s. Mangroves are being eroded by a combination of factors, including global warming, deforestation, public works, oyster and clam fishing, salination of the fresh water river and drought.

The establishment of the 174-square-kilometre (67-square-mile) protected area has had a positive effect on safeguarding the local environment…

Read Full Article, Daily Mail UK (11-06-2016)

Gambia: Mangrove Regeneration and Coastal Erosion; All’Africa (12-02-2014)

Fishing communities in Kenya’s South Coast, net cash and more fish from protecting mangroves, The Star (10-29-2016)

Tanzania: Mangrove Project Bears Fruit; All’Africa (07-17-2016)

Sri Lanka to become the first nation in the world to protect all its mangroves; Guardian UK (05-12-2015)
More than half the world’s mangroves have been lost over the last century but all of those surviving in Sri Lanka, one of their most important havens, are now to be protected in an unprecedented operation…

Let mangroves recover to protect coasts; BBC News (09-17-2016)
Allowing mangrove forests to recover naturally result in more resilient habitats that benefit both wildlife and people, say conservationists…

Destruction of Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion in Economic Damages Annually – UNEP Report (10-14-2014)
The world is losing its mangroves at a faster rate than global deforestation, the United Nations revealed, in a new report “Importance of Mangroves: A Call to Action,” adding that the destruction of the coastal habitats was costing billions in economic damages and impacting millions of lives…

Mangroves Help Protect Against Sea Level Rise, Science Daily (07-27-2015)
Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton…

West Africa Is Being Swallowed by the Sea, FP (10-21-2016)

Preserving Mangroves Provides Protection and Food Security, IPS News (11-16-2015)

The World Must Invest In Mangroves, The Ecologist (04-11-2014)

Making Local People Stewards of the Earth; IPS News (09-23-2013)