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