International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
by Nick Hammond on Jul 28, 2022
July 26th was International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem as adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 2015.
This day holds a special place in our hearts. Not only because it was instituted the very year that MANG was founded but because its dedication raises awareness of the importance of mangroves as a unique, special, and vulnerable ecosystem.
Key Aspect in Many Forms of Life
- Food security
- Protection of coastal communities
- Maintaining biodiversity
- Providing breeding habitats for aquatic species
- Natural defense against storm surges, tsunamis, sea level rise, and erosion
- Trap large amounts of carbon