- Mangroves provide important goods and services and are vital to Western Indian Ocean coastal communities (woody resources, fish, ecological services, etc.); There are 9 species in the region; Madagascar and Mozambique have the largest areas;
- Mozambique mangrove area latest estimate: 2.953 km2 – the 3rd largest in Africa
- Country trend: increase/no change in remote areas; decrease close to human settlements
- Causes of degradation: population pressure/poverty, economic drivers, inappropriate governance, inadequate knowledge and awareness, climate change and natural processes
- Main objective of the study: To describe and compare parameters of mangrove utilization in contrasting communities (urban vs rural) with different cultural habits
Coastal ecosystem and poverty alleviation in Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique – Julio Machele et al.
Marlino Mubai’s presentation on coastal ecosystems and poverty alleviation. The presentation touches on the environmental conditions in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, the contribution of ecosystem services to wellbeing, degraded ecosystems, and the natural gas discovery off the Mozambican coast.
Celia attended the Mangrove & Macrobenthos Meeting (MMM4), in the USA along the Atlantic Coast of Florida, July 18-22, 2016. She had a poster presentation on ‘Mangroves use in contrasting communities in eastern Africa: impacts on forest structure and options for sustainability’ which can be viewed hereposter-mmm4-11-07