SAIIA Podcast 24: Mangroves in Africa

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Mangroves are invaluable for fuel, fishing, climate change, disaster protection and tourism, but are rarely valued and protected appropriately. We spoke to Romy Chevallier, a researcher with SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme who has recently been to Mozambique to conduct field research on mangroves, about this rare and misunderstood resource.

We asked her:

  • What are mangrove forests and why are they important?
  • How do local communities in mangrove areas benefit from them?
  • Why are mangroves under threat, and how might we protect and conserve them?
  • During your work in the field, were the communities you met with aware of their role in protecting mangroves?

Download Romy Chevallier’s Research Report on Mangroves: Balancing Development and Coastal Conservation: Mangroves in Mozambique

5 Feb 2014