Mangrove Action Project wrote -
More people are realizing the importance of mangrove forests, yet these habitats are still dispappearing at an astonishing rate. Support us in helping prevent mangrove loss, and accelerate successful mangrove restoration around the world. You can find out more about us and mangroves on our website and find out by clicking here why investing in mangroves now is good for everyones future.
In a recent interview our Executive Director, Alfredo Quarto highlights the need to rethink our management plans for coastal zones worldwide - http://bit.ly/1mYS6nx
Our Community Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration methods prioritizes the restoration of the natural hydrology of disturbed areas with a focus on local community participation. This approach allows 'Nature' to restore the mangroves via tidal ebbs and flows, transporting mangrove propagules (seeds) for the natural regeneration of a biodiverse and healthy forest wetland. It the most effective and successful form of mangrove restoration and with your help, we can accelerate spreading these methods and ideas around the rest of the tropics.
Our project "Mangrove Restoration and Reforestation in Asia, a Project for Knowledge Exchange and Action to Reduce Climate Change, Forest and Biodiversity" is located on the Andaman Coast in the province of Trang, Thailand where we have been restoring hectares of mangrove forests using the CBEMR method, including abandoned shrimp farms, whilst building community capacity and awareness through training workshops, undertaking biodiversity studies, and developing a conservation management plan for the futures of local coastal communities. More details of the project can be found http://bit.ly/1g2Dlso and http://bit.ly/1irpn54
Where do your donations go?
We're looking to raise an initial $10,000 towards our total project budget of $25,000. Here is a breakdown of where your money will be spent:
Alternative Livelihoods 20%
Environmental Education 20%
Network for Mangrove conservation 20%
EMR Land Preparations 10%
Training Material 10%
Visibility Actions 5%
Establishment household nurseries 5%
Purchase of young trees from household nurseries 5%
Species inventory & conservation concept 5%
What you can do now...
Click on the big DONATE button and support us in our CBEMR work
You can also SHARE this page with anyone and everyone to help spread our messages and what we are doing
You can JOIN THE MAP TEAM by clicking the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button to the right which will create your own fundraising page (takes less than a minute to set up). And then share what we are doing with all your colleagues, family and friends through email, social media, and good old fashioned chit chat.
As a thank you....
Anyone who donates $25 or more will receive a yearly membership at MAP and receive a personal thank you and anything over $50 you will also receive an MAP tshirt.
Thank you so much for listening if you get down this far, and for all your support!