New Publication: State of Mangroves in the WIO
Wetlands International is pleased to announce the release of a new report: The State of Mangroves in the Western Indian Ocean. This new report, developed as part of the Save our Mangroves Now! Initiative, in collaboration with the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) partners and building on the data of the Global Mangrove Watch Platform initiative, presents the most reliable and up-to-date information currently available on the spatial extent and recent changes in mangrove distribution in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region, including quantification and maps of mangrove blue carbon, drivers of change, and restoration potential. It is a first in a series of spin-offs of The State of the Worlds Mangroves report, published by the GMA last year. The report focuses on four countries of the WIO region: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Madagascar. Download the full report.
APAC Side Event: Enhancing Inclusive Protected Area Governance in Africa
Community Action for Nature Conservation (CANCO), Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) and Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC) would like to welcome you to be part of our side event entitled ‘Enhancing Inclusive Protected Area Governance in Africa: Community Marine Conservation Areas and Sacred Coastal Forests’ on 22nd July, 2022 at the East Africa Community – EAC Pavilion from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Rwanda Time GMT+2 in the ongoing Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC 2022). The event will be in English and will be broadcast virtually via Zoom. Please register through this Zoom link to participate virtually: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qde6vqTouHtI6RjBWPxB9zrW2HLptXt5g. The side event will focus on indigenous and local community conserved areas including Local Managed Marine Areas, Co-Management Fisheries Conservation Areas and Sacred Coastal and Inland Indigenous Forests. Particularly the discussions will emphasize on governance of indigenous and community conserved areas and the role of local communities in the success of community-led conservation, and how best to integrate their involvement at policy level.
MPA Day 2022
New Leadership for Mwambao