Second Unit of Free Online Mangrove Ecosystems Course Launched

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  • 2015•01•14     Hamilton

    The UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) and The Nature Conservancy have launched the second unit of a free, 10-unit, self-paced online course designed to build expertise on mangrove biology, ecology, assessment, management, and restoration.

    Along the coastlines of 123 tropical countries, mangroves are vital for healthy ecosystems and human communities. Over 100 million people around the world live within 10 kilometres of mangrove forests, benefiting from a variety of goods and services such as fisheries and forest products, clean water, and protection against erosion and extreme weather events.

    Unit Two: Mangrove Ecosystem Structure and Function discuses the remarkable mangrove forest ecosystem that is home to a diverse array of species.

    For more information on the course and enrollment, visit the UNU-INWEH website.