Mangroves: Scaling up initiatives to protect and restore a life-saving coastal ecosystem
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
German Mission to the UN

Side Event

The government of Germany, represented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), together with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and in cooperation with the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA, initiated by CI, TNC and WWF) organize a side event on mangrove protection efforts as important contribution to the achievement of the SDGS ľ above all SDG 14. Mangroves are key ecosystems for marine biodiversity, coastal protection and livelihoods of coastal communities. However, the global mangrove cover decreases at alarming rates. Therefore, BMZ, WWF and IUCN start a new Mangrove Initiative. During this launch event leading experts, government representatives and civil society will discuss major challenges and new solutions for mangrove protection.

For high level decision-makers and experts on marine and coastal ecosystems, resource management, planning and related fields. Please mark the date in your calendar. An official invitation with information on the registration process and the agenda will follow soon. For inquiries, please contact Ms Julika Tribukait (julika.tribukait@wwf.de).