POLICY BRIEF N°6 - MANGROVES: AT THE HEART OF NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS
This brief is highlighting the fundamental role of mangroves in climate mitigation, climate adaptation and the support of wildlife and biodiversity.
The state of mangroves coverage and its evolution do not appear critically leaning towards extinction, but there is still a constant loss of mangroves since the 1990’s as mangroves are under several pressures – aquaculture, agriculture, urban development, harvesting, but also climate change and associated effects.
If 42% of remaining mangroves are located in protected areas, the level of effective protection is variable. This brief develops the option of restoration, always coupled with climate mitigation actions and the regulation of human activities.
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