6 & 7 November 2014, London
Organised by: Louise Baldwin (ZSL); Heather Koldewey (ZSL); Jurgenne Primavera (ZSL & Co-chair of the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group); Joe Lee (Griffith University & Co-chair of the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group)
Mangrove forests are one of the most severely threatened and undervalued ecosystems on Earth and are being lost at an alarming rate. Threats to mangrove forests include: land development, pollution, deforestation for fuel and climate change. A number of initiatives have been established to address the research and conservation needs of mangroves but these are currently disjointed and less effective as a result. This symposium will bring together a range of stakeholders from the mangrove community, including academic experts, conservation NGO representatives and policy makers, to focus their attention on improving conservation success and influencing policy. This symposium will define the current status of mangroves and associated fauna and explore the importance of mangroves to the people who depend on them. We will discuss the future of mangroves and showcase initiatives that are being developed around the world to conserve mangrove forests, including the use of mangroves for blue carbon and climate change mitigation. The symposium will also provide the context for a call to arms for researchers and conservationists to align research objectives and discuss future initiatives.
Present a poster of your research at the symposium (closing date 29 October). For further information, please see: