Mangroves are an ecosystem of vital importance in the tropics throughout their distribution. The ecosystem services they provide benefit both the health and integrity of the reef and coasts, as well as the safety of its inhabitants. This ecosystem is threatened in the Mesoamerican Reef, hence the importance of having a regional strategy that contributes to its management, conservation and restoration.
In September 2019, thanks to the support of the German Embassy in Guatemala and the project “Integrated ridge to reef management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion (MAR2R)” (CCAD/WWF/GEF), under the coordination of the MAR Fund and the Smithsonian Institute, a workshop was held in Guatemala City to develop a regional strategy for the conservation and restoration of mangroves in the Mesoamerican Reef.
Workshop Regional Strategy for
Mangroves in the MAR
Anexo 2 – Metodología del Taller Olga Centeno
Anexo 3 – Situación de los manglares en el SAM Steve Canty
Anexo 4 – Adaptación al CC y vulnerabilidad en el SAM Nestor Windevoxhel
Anexo 5 – Bienes y Servicios de los Manglares Miguel Cifuentes
Anexo 6 – Situación cuencas hidrográficas en el SAM Sonia Solis
Anexo 7 – Iniciativa Carbono Azul Miguel Cifuentes
Anexo 8 – Restauración de Manglares Claudia Teutli
Anexo 9 – Fortalecimiento de la efectividad del manejo y resiliencia Christian Alba
Manual for restoration of mangroves in the
MAR and Wider Caribbean
To contribute to the implementation of the “Regional Strategy for Mangrove Management, Conservation, Restoration and Monitoring in the Mesoamerican Reef 2020-2025”, as well as the “Regional Strategy and Action Plan for the Valuation, Protection and/or Restoration of Key Marine Habitats in the Wider Caribbean 2021-2030” of the Cartagena Convention, the “Integrated Reef to Ridge Management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion” Project (MAR2R/CCAD/WWF-GEF), UNEP-Cartagena Convention and MAR Fund joined efforts under the Cooperation Agreement, signed between the three institutions, to facilitate the preparation of the “Manual for the Ecological Restoration of Mangroves in the MAR and the Wider Caribbean”.
The virtual launch of the manual took place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, with the participation of 159 people, including panelists and participants.
Mapping mangroves in the Mesoamerican Reef ecoregion (MAR),
at 10-meter spatial resolution using Google Earth Engine
Study carried out by Jordan R. Cissell, Department of Geography, Samford University, and Steven W.J. Canty, National Museum of Natural History, Working Land and Seascapes, Smithsonian Institution.
We are pleased to share with you the final report of the study supported by the project “Integrated ridge to reef management of the Mesoamerican Reef Ecoregion (MAR2R)” (CCAD/WWF/GEF). It is the first time that the mangrove ecosystems of the four MAR countries have been mapped using a standardized methodology and with high spatial resolution. The study provides: 1) a very detailed and precise description of the mangrove ecosystems in the MAR for 2020 and 2) a consistent baseline to monitor future changes in the mangrove ecosystems of the region.