IUCN and The Nature Conservancy are producing a global map with cutting edge analysis on the potential for, and challenges to, mangrove restoration. The map aims to stimulate commitment among decision-makers and investors for mangrove ecosystem restoration on a landscape scale.
Building from the World of Opportunities map, which demonstrates that 2 billion hectares of deforested and degraded lands worldwide have the potential for forest landscape restoration, this new map will add an assessment of restoration potential as it relates to climate change adaptation and mitigation – including priority areas for mangrove restoration.
Follow the links on the right of this page to learn about the benefits (ecosystems services) that mangroves provide – as well as links to a wide array of mangrove resources and initiatives. Stay current with the stories below which highlight mangrove work from IUCN members and partners around the world.
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.