In Tanzania, locals and officials band together to save mangroves

But the mangroves, which are also home to many species, like ray fish, hongwe, migratory birds and sea turtles, are sometimes seen as obstacles to be cut down, occupying land that can be used to grow rice and graze livestock. Such over-dependence on mangroves in the Rufiji Delta, home to 50 per cent of Tanzania’s mangroves, has led to a depletion of these forests, threatening residents’way of life.

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Nairobi Convention Marine and Coastal News Round-up (26 June 2020)

This article in the latest issue of ECO Magazine highlights the Western Indian Ocean Global Coral Monitoring Network (GCRMN) coral reef network’s efforts to share and report on coral data as an essential part of motivating action to save coral reefs. It discusses how collaborative data aggregation initiatives are helping to support critical research to inform management of coral reefs at the local to global scales.

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