Securing the Future of Mangroves: A Policy Brief Launch


  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•10•12    18:15 - 19:45

    This event will launch “Securing the Future of Mangroves”, a policy brief based on the 2nd edition of the World Atlas of Mangroves, summarizing information most relevant to management and policy development.

    The aim of “Securing the Future of Mangroves” is to stimulate greater interest in the fate of mangrove ecosystems, and promote a greater policy drive for their effective protection and management.

    This launch is jointly supported by the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), The Nature Conservancy, UNESCO, ISME, and ITTO-TAO-UNEP-WCMC (TBC). It is a side event of the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP11) in Hyderabad, India.

    Mangroves are extraordinary ecosystems that offer countless goods and services to the human population, and their importance and value (both economically and ecologically) are largely known. Nevertheless, nearly all mangrove nations have experienced net losses in mangrove cover in recent decades as a result of human activity. Public attention has been sporadic and has failed to prevent the continued — and sometimes alarming — disappearance of these valuable coastal ecosystems. Their fate is often determined by high-level policy decisions and failure to enforce protective measures.

    “Securing the Future of Mangroves” provides managers and decision-makers from around the world with straight-forward options for robust management and policy responses, and up-to-date information on the current status of mangrove ecosystems and their most pressing threats. It describes which instruments and measures are readily available to help conserve and manage mangrove ecosystems for the future, and analyses and highlights different lessons learned from around the world with regards to conservation, management, and policy measures for protecting mangroves.


    Hyderabad International Convention Centre
    Ground floor, room 1.02 – Level 1