Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

The Mangrove Ecosystem


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.

Mangrove Action Project
Mangrove Action Project

The mangrove ecosystem — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Sustainable Use of the Mangrove
Alfredo Quarto describes the silvofishery method of aquaculture, a low-input, sustainable use of the mangrove ecosystem. Published June 1999

Climate and the Mangrove Ecosystem
Phan Nguyen Hong describes the potential impact of climate change on Vietnam's mangrove ecosystem. Published December 1993

Life and Death in the Mangrove
Alfredo Quarto discusses the impact that commercial prawn farming is having on the world's mangrove forests. Published August 1993

On the Web

Climate Change Threat to Pacific Ocean Mangroves
Climate Change Threat to Pacific Ocean Mangroves, from the United Nations Environment Programme, defines the potential impact on this valuable ecosystem, as well as current pressures, and options for sustainable management. Published July 2006

Managing Mangroves for Resilience to Climate Change
Managing Mangroves for Resilience to Climate Change, from the World Conservation Union and the Nature Conservancy, details a series of strategies and tools to fight the non-climatic stress factors to help mangroves survive in the face of climate change. Published October 2006

Email discussion list covering the mangrove ecosystem.

Mangrove Action Project
The Mangrove Action Project builds grassroots networks with the aims of raising public awareness about mangrove forests, helping protect and restore the world's remaining mangrove forests and protect and promote the rights of indigenous coastal peoples. The site contains information about campaigns and briefing papers on mangrove ecology and related issues.

Mangrove Replenishment Initiative
Graphic simulation of mangrove replanting in Florida’s intercoastal waters with details of methodology.

Mangrove Web Sites
The Centre for Tropical Coastal Management Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne makes available listings of web sites concerned with mangrove and other coastal resources and coastal zone management.

Mangroves for the Future
Mangroves for the Future, led by the World Conservation Union, is a multi-agency, multi-country initiative for the long-term conservation and sustainable management of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, coral reefs, wetlands, forests, lagoons, estuaries, beaches and sandy shores.

Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-Shore Marine Ecosystems: Challenges and Opportunities
Mitigating Climate Change through Restoration and Management of Coastal Wetlands and Near-Shore Marine Ecosystems, from the World Bank, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and ESA PWA, explains the greenhouse gas dynamics of coastal wetlands and marine ecosystems and the importance of coastal wetland and near-shore marine ecosystem carbon pools for climate change mitigation. Published April 2011

The Western Australian Mangrove Page
Created with a view to improving communication between mangrove researchers around the world, providing information on techniques, literature, links to related sites and educational resources, and hosting the MANGROVE e-mail discussion list.

World Distribution of Coral Reefs and Mangroves
Maintained by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, contains maps of the world distribution of coral reefs and mangroves and background information.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015