In this photo story, Earth Island Journal explains the concept of blue carbon and the issues that surround it, using case studies of conservation organisations alongside stunning imagery.
As the year draws to an end we’ve pulled together some of the highlights of 2016.
This thoughtful article focuses on the mangrove forests in Madagascar’s Bay of Assassins, and interviews our Blue Forests Coordinator, Lalao Aigrette.
Wildlife of the Mangroves exhibits new research from the Blue Forests team that has revealed the incredible richness of Madagascar’s mangrove birds and lemurs.
Our Executive Director Alasdair Harris was interviewed by The Daily Star in their article about the Sundarbans, a mangrove forest in Bangladesh.
New research by Blue Ventures’ Scientific Advisor Dr Charlie Gardner is discussed in The Conversation
This week is sees both International Forests Day and World Water Day – what better way to explore the intertwined nature of the two than celebrating mangroves – incredible areas where the forest meets the sea.
Between 1990 and 2010, due to both human and natural causes, 21% of the Madagascar’s mangroves – an area equivalent in size to 80,000 football pitches – were lost.
Blue Ventures staff presented a unique vision of blue carbon as an incentive for community led mangrove conservation and restoration at the 8th Meeting of the Blue Carbon Initiative’s Scientific Working Group, in Zanzibar.
New publication has mapped, quantified loss, characterised ecological variability, and provided the first estimates of the carbon stocks in one of Africa’s largest and most pristine mangrove ecosystems.