In the National Ocean Policy Implementation Plan, just released by the White House, carbon capture and storage is included as one of the important services coastal ecosystems provide. “The health and integrity of coastal habitats – such as coral reefs, wetlands, mangroves, salt marshes and sea grass beds – are key to sustaining our Nation’s valuable…Details
Ucides Occidentalis: A treasure hidden beneath Ecuador’s mangrove mud. Today we have feature article from Belen Vallejo, from Conservation International in Ecuador, on the red swamp cramp. Have you ever wondered why this ten-footed crustacean, lives inside the mangrove’s mud? Here´s why. This is a vegetarian specie that feeds with leaves and tiny pieces of…Details
The blog has been out of service for a wee bit. Blue carbon posts will be updated and post-dated from Nov 2012 till March 2013.
Today we feature another article from our partner in SAIIA, Romy Chevallier, on the destructive practices of dynamite fishing in Tanzania. Tanzania is home to an extensive network of coral reefs whose biodiversity and beauty support major artisanal and commercial fishing and tourism industries. Roughly two-thirds of the country’s 1400 km coastline harbours fringing and patch…Details