Haiti : Transplantation of 85,000 mangrove seedlings


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Following a recent study conducted by UN-Environment Haiti, to identify threats, pressures and constraints underwent by mangrove ecosystems, the Ministry of the Environment, supported by UN Environment, launched last November transplantation of red mangrove seedlings into damaged areas. 35 people, including 8 women living in the buffer zones of this mangrove ecosystem, have transplanted more than 85,000 seedlings…

Read Full Article; Haiti Libre (12-29-2017)

Managing waste to protect Haiti’s mangroves; UN (10-31-2017)
For small island nations like Haiti, wetlands are critical: they protect the coastline from natural disasters, support livelihoods and help to ensure that locals have enough to eat. But over the last two decades, Haiti’s mangroves – like mangroves around the world – have been increasingly exposed to plastic pollution and other human waste. The problem has worsened as informal landfill sites have cropped up across the island, causing significant harm to mangroves as well as corals and other marine life…

Replanting Mangroves Vital To Protecting Coastline And Fisheries Resources, Fiji; Fiji Sun (11-29-2017)
For many years mangrove forests have suffered from human activities and the ravages of extreme weather patterns. Now the fightback to protect and preserve them has intensified…

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…

Lessons on conservation from ‘the land of eternal mangroves, Devex (06-19-2017)
Sri Lanka is working on mangrove forest protection measures that have been praised as the first of their kind in the world. And while recent heavy rains may have destroyed seedlings, they have only strengthened the determination of the government and its partners to continue their work on mangrove conservation and restoration…

The Human Element of Mangrove Management; USAID (12-16-2016)

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

Where the land meets the sea: Governing mangrove forests; Forests News (02-02-2017)
As countries ponder how to encourage mangrove conservation, the role of people, rights, and governance institutions should receive equal consideration…

“Where Land Meets the Sea: A Global Review of the Governance and Tenure Dimensions of Coastal Mangrove Forests,” Center for international forestry research; (2016)

Mangroves: A Star Player In The Coastal Protection Game; The Huffington Green (08-07-2017)
They do it all: sequester greenhouse gases, protect marine life, maintain fresh water and, of course, defend against rising sea levels and storm surges…

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…

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

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