This annual course focuses primarily on mangrove ecosystems while maintaining an integrated approach towards management of coastal ecosystems. Particular emphasis is given to teaching the methodology for assessing, monitoring and conserving biodiversity in mangrove ecosystems. This is achieved through a multidisciplinary team of lecturers and through hands-on involvement of the participants.
The main objective is to build the capacity of professionals and institutions in developing countries to undertake monitoring, research and conservation of critical coastal ecosystems within mangrove forests. This is achieved through training of young professionals in the scientific methodology and description of latest research work on related subjects. A secondary objective is to promote and encourage the development of a network of professionals from developing countries working in this field. The Mangroves course has also been developed as an open course ware as part of an open learning initiative with UNU, Tokyo.
For more information visit the UNU-INWEH website.
United Nations University
Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)
175 Longwood Road South, Suite 204, Hamilton Ontario L8P 0A1 CANADA
T: +1 (905) 667-5511
F: + 1 (905) 667-5510