Man­grove Restora­tion Guidelines

Wet­lands International

Wet­lands Inter­na­tion­al aim to increase the suc­cess of man­grove restora­tion, by pro­vid­ing a set of guid­ance mate­ri­als that is endorsed by the world’s lead­ing sci­en­tists and prac­ti­tion­ers. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, research has shown that till date, 80% of all man­grove restora­tion ini­tia­tives fail, as prac­ti­tion­ers often focus their effort on mass tree plant­i­ng, rather than imple­ment­ing a broad­er set of inter­ven­tions that put in place socio-eco­nom­ic and bio­phys­i­cal enabling con­di­tions for man­grove recov­ery. Also, many man­grove restora­tion projects remain too small in scale and as a result fail to yield mean­ing­ful results across wider land­scapes. If prac­ti­tion­ers have access to a one stop shop’ point­ing the way to the best guid­ance for any giv­en restora­tion objec­tive, con­text, or region, that is endorsed by the world’s lead­ing sci­en­tists and NGOs — then they can over­come the real bar­ri­ers to man­grove restora­tion and thus, achiev­ing a restora­tion of tru­ly resilient man­grove forests with tan­gi­ble cli­mate and bio­di­ver­si­ty impacts.

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