International Day of Forests

WIOMSA wishes you a happy International Day of Forests!

On this important day, we spotlight the mangrove forests of the WIO region which cover one million hectares and constitute 5% of the world’s mangrove forests. These forests are crucial ecosystems that serve as carbon sinks, habitats and offer much needed shoreline protection.

WIOMSA’s publication “Mangroves of the Western Indian Ocean: Status and Management”  analyses the distribution of  mangroves, their conditions, utilization patterns, threats and current management interventions to safeguard this critical ecosystem. Although the book is written with a WIO regional focus, the rich information presented therein will also be useful to mangrove enthusiasts outside the region.

Get your copy of the publication here!

Photo: Abel Kiprono

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