Mangrove forestry landscape restoration; an opportunity of social development in the Alvarado Lagoon System Ramsar Site, Veracruz, Mexico
As of: July 2020
Objective and activities
The project supports the sustainable use of the Alvarado Lagoon System mangroves, following the vision of restoration and economic development opportunities for local communities.The project will install "mangrove wood productive units" with management plans based on the structure and mangrove growth rates. The project includes restoration of degraded mangroves that will become new timberproducing areas as well as technical training, market studies and wood sales strategy.
State of implementation/results
In the community of Acula, more than 2,700 ha of mangroves have been declared an ecological reserve. 59 ha of mangroves could be restored. - About 200 people from local communities could be temporarily employed. The project is now accompanied by hydrological and animal monitoring. The resulting data will be incorporated into guidelines for the conservation of biodiversity in forestry managed mangrove forests. A value chain analysis was developed to better understand the market for mangrove wood and products from sustainably managed mangrove forests. Communities were supported to strengthen silvicultural management and to promote the value creation of sustainable wood, charcoal and honey. Links: