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Mangrove forestry landscape restoration; an opportunity of social development in the Alvarado Lagoon System Ramsar Site, Veracruz, Mexico

As of: April 2018

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

  • The project is in its inception phase
  • 2,753 ha of mangroves and hydrologically connected key wetlands are protected as private conservation areas
  • A mangrove biodiversity management guide was developed

Project data

Country:
Mexico

Implementing organisation:
Pronatura Sur, A.C. - Mexico

Partner institution:
  • National Commission for Research and Utilisation of Biodiversity (CONABIO) - Mexico
  • National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) - Mexico
  • Instituto de Ecologia A.C. (INECOL A.C.)

BMU grant:
€ 450,706

Duration:
02/2017 till 04/2020

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