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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.
The first day of the symposium will define the current status of mangroves and associated fauna and explore their importance to the people who depend on them. The second day will focus on the future of mangroves. We will 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.
Organised by: Louise Baldwin, Zoological Society of London; Heather Koldewey, Zoological Society of London; Jurgenne Primavera, Zoological Society of London & Co-chair of the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group; Joe S.Y. Lee, Griffith University & Co-chair of the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group
The full programme can be found here: Turning the tide on mangrove loss_symposium programme (672.6 KB)
|One day or part day||£95||£50|
Discounts are applicable for Students, Members and Fellows.
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Present a poster at this symposium
Delegates are invited to submit proposals for posters that describe research and conservation relevant to the sympsium. Poster proposals must be received by 29 October 2014. Poster proposal form (15.56 KB)
Brian Morton, OBE, FZS, Emeritus Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Hong Kong, UK
Mark Spalding, The Nature Conservancy & University of Cambridge, UK
Norm Duke, James Cook University, Australia
Stefano Cannicci, University of Florence, Italy
Joe S.Y. Lee, Griffith University, Australia
Nico Koedam, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ivan Nagelkerken, University of Adelaide, Australia
Karen McKee, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
Daisy Arroyo Mora, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Jurgenne Primavera, Zoological Society of London, Philippines
Dan Friess, University of Singapore, Singapore
Boone Kauffman, Oregon State University, USA
Alfredo Quarto, Mangrove Action Project, USA
Heather Koldewey, Zoological Society of London, UK
Robin Lewis, Coastal Resources Group, Inc, USA
Ben Brown, Blue Forests, Indonesia
Klaus Schmitt, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Steve Crooks, ESA PWA Environmental Hydrology, USA
Alasdair Harris, Blue Ventures, UK
Jared Bosire, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Kenya
Gordon Ajonina, TBC, Cameroon
Donald Macintosh, Mangroves for the Future, Denmark