Turning the tide on mangrove loss

6 Nov - 7 Nov 2014

Online registration now available.

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)


Tickets Full Rate Discount
Two days £150 £75
One day or part day £95 £50


Discounts are applicable for Students, Members and Fellows.

For further information, please contact the Scientific Events Coordinator by emailing linda.davolls@zsl.org, or 0207 449 6272.

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)

Confirmed speakers

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