A huge 210-acre mangrove restoration project on Marco Island is scheduled to begin in April, according to Project Manager Corey Anderson for the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. But since the 1970s, around 25% of the country’s mangrove forests have been lost. MANGROVE RESTORATION The Conservancy has been monitoring, performing research, and helping to restore mangrove systems continuously since the Conservancy’s inception and has one of the longest continuous mangrove forest monitoring programs in Florida. been spent on individual projects. Clearly, estimating the costs of mangrove restoration is complex and depends on a large number of factors. Clam Bay Longterm Monitoring Project. We’ve lost 50% of the world’s mangroves just in the past half century, and if current trends continue, the remaining mangroves could be gone within the next 100 years. Most marine coastal restoration projects were conducted in Australia, Europe, and USA, while total restoration costs were significantly (up to 30 times) cheaper in countries with developing economies. “There was a major restoration project in Saint Lucia, and their shade house is 12 by 14,” she said. Senegal is home to around 185,000 hectares of mangrove estuaries in the Casamance and Sine Saloum regions, according to Livelihoods Funds. 36/67 planting efforts) showed no surviving plants. However, about 200–220 ha showed successful mangrove restoration. The level of survival of the restoration project sites ranged from 0 to 78% and only three sites, that is, Kalpitiya, Pambala, and Negombo, showed a level of survival higher than 50%. The costs of individual projects should be calculated on a case-by-case basis (Tri et al., 1998). In an entirely new global synthesis and review of mangrove restoration efforts we have developed basic data on over 160 mangrove restoration efforts world-wide covering 2000km2. Ecosystems restoration s: planting mangroves in the Mahakam Delta is the focus of the project. Saint Lucia’s Ma Kôté mangrove forest is the largest in the Eastern Caribbean, but it recently has sustained severe damaged due to poor water circulation. Mangrove Restoration project Introduction In April 2013, ForestSense, together with partner organizations, EUC Coastal & Marine, Rhizophora Consultants, the Filippijnengroep Netherlans and local partner organization Process-Bohol developed a feasibility study for a mangrove restoration project … The project engages the local population of a coastal region in Myanmar to restore degraded mangrove ecosystems. Conservancy mangrove research projects. A study by these authors calculated the costs and benefits of a mangrove restoration project in Vietnam. Mangrove forests are some of the world’s most valuable coastal ecosystems—and they’re being destroyed at an alarming rate. I divide the types of mangrove restoration projects into three categories: (1) planting alone, (2) hydrologic restoration, with and without planting, and (3) excavation or fill, with and without planting. Mangrove restoration: Offering 2-for-1 solutions to climate change Mangroves: Green coastal guardians This project is part of the International Climate Initiative . These are obviously cost prohibitive amounts for most countries seeking to restore damaged mangroves. Droughts and deforestation have claimed a total surface area of approximately 45,000 hectares of mangroves. Nine out of 23 project sites (i.e. The project dubbed T he Fruit Farm Creek Mangrove Restoration is being funded by a federal grant from the National Marine Fisheries Service for fish habitat recovery from Hurricane Irma. The aim is to create healthy mangrove forests that take up carbon, protect the population from natural disasters and conserve biodiversity by representing a key habitat for endangered species. The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag 3 main axes: restoring the mangrove ecosystem in the Mahakam delta, supporting local economic development, particularly by setting up sustainable fishing models, and raising environmental awareness among a wide public, including the youngest. Mangrove restoration projects were typically the largest and the least expensive per hectare.