World Atlas of Mangroves Published in 2010 with ISME, ITTO and project partners UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH, this atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full colour atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. [more]
News release: Loss of mangroves alarming 31 January 2008, Rome - Environmental and economic damages caused by the alarming loss of mangroves in many countries should be urgently addressed. FAO called for better mangrove protection and management programmes. The world has lost around 3.6 million hectares (ha) of mangroves since 1980, equivalent to an alarming 20 percent loss of total mangrove area according to FAO’s recent mangrove assessment study, entitled The world’s mangroves 1980-2005 . [more]
FAO Forestry Paper 153: The world's mangroves 1980-2005 The world’s mangroves 1980–2005 was prepared in collaboration with mangrove specialists throughout the world and was cofunded by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). It builds on a 1980 assessment by FAO and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), on the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000 (FRA 2000) and 2005 (FRA 2005), and on an extensive literature search and communication with mangrove and forest resources assessment specialists. [more]

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