Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats, helping to coordinate mangrove conservation activities at priority sites in the Caribbean islands. See description here:
The new alliance of BirdLife Partners and other organisations aims to conserve, restore and manage mangrove forests sustainably throughout the American tropics. The Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance has already received a huge boost, with support from the MacArthur Foundation to coordinate activities put mangrove conservation actions in place at priority sites in the Caribbean islands.
Continued loss due to unsustainable development practices, over-exploitation and climate change have resulted in mangroves being considered one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Between 1980 and 2005, Neotropical mangroves were reduced to 23% of their former extent in North and Central America and the Caribbean, and 10% in South America.
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