Coastal carbon included in White House plan

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…

Blue carbon in the UAE

Blue carbon acts as mitigator of climate change Mangrove tree process will limit atmospheric rises in temperature, experts say By Nada AlTaher, Staff Reporter, Published: 19:45 March 17, 2013 View from the Eastern Mangroves hotel apartments on the eastern ring road in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and…

Indonesia’s Mangrove Ambassadors Programme

School children in Indonesia learn about are fighting climate change through mangrove conservation – – –  __________  Indonesia’s future generation pledges tourism leaders to fight climate change Theodore Koumelis – 13 March 2013 – traveldailynews School children are the main protagonists of the Mangrove Ambassadors Programme, one of the central elements of the project “Sustainable…

The Not-So-Mysterious Loss of Salt Marshes and Ecosystem Services

Great article from Scientific American highlighting salt marsh ecosystem services including carbon sequestration – – – _________________ The Not-So-Mysterious Loss of Salt Marshes and Ecosystem Services By Paige Brown | March 12, 2013 | Scientific American Healthy salt marsh creeks at Plum Island Estuary, Massachusetts, are lined with lush, smooth cordgrass. The plant’s below-ground roots and…

Management and Conservation of Mangroves Workshop

Mangrove carbon sequestration highlighted in Mexican workshop titled ‘Introduction to the Management and Conservation of Mangroves’ – – – __________ Sunset World Puts Together a Workshop on Mangrove Conservation 36% of the mangroves of Mexico have been changed or replaced. On the Yucatan’s Peninsula, the damage comes also from non-organized tourism and human settlements (Photo:…

Economic imperative for protecting mangrove ecosystems

Mangrove carbon sequestration highlighted in policy-brief based on the 2nd edition of the World Atlas of Mangroves (2010), including the advancing blue carbon polices – – – ______________  Economic imperative for protecting mangrove ecosystems 27 February 2013 / Tarequl Islam Munna / The Financial Express A partial view of the Sundarbans Experts are urging policymakers…