Welcome to MangroveWatch
MangroveWatch is a comprehensive resource on the ecology and identification of mangroves, as well as monitoring and research initiatives.
If you would like to know more about mangroves, participate in MangroveWatch activities or just follow our progress then we invite you to bookmark our site and visit us regularly.
Register your interest
If you are interested in establishing a Mangrove Watch node in your area then please contact the the Mangrove Hub Facilitator. Download the MangroveWatch brochure and contact our River Keepers if you would like to join an existing MangroveWatch program.
We are all interested in maintaining healthy mangrove ecosytems. We will list and link to groups who have their own mangrove watch activities in their own countries and regions.
What is a mangrove
Find out what defines a mangrove.
No mangroves – no fish!
Mangroves are essential habitat where bountiful and beneficial fish live, feed and breed. Mangroves nurture 75% of Queensland’s fish catch.
Healthy mangroves – healthy catchment!
Responsive mangroves act as end-of-catchment indicators. Mangroves show the effects of runoff sediments, nutrients and agricultural chemicals.
‘Coastal kidneys’ – protect the Reef!
Coastal mangroves protect the Reef by filtering catchment runoff, and reducing shoreline erosion. Healthy mangroves support healthy corals with clearer, cleaner water - lower in sediments and chemicals.
Why Mangrove Watch?
- Learn about mangroves in your region
- Discover the many benefits of mangroves
- Explain misconceptions about mangroves
- Monitor changes to mangroves and river health
- Help with surveys of estuary condition
- Join a mangrove rehab team
- Get advice and training from specialists
Read all about the Life in the Mangroves Forum!...
Now out! December edition of the Mangrove Watcher
The Biggest and Oldest Mangrove
We're on the hunt for world's largest (and oldest) mangrove. The record so far is 3m diameter and 730yrs old! Send us your pics.
Click this article to see some of the candidates The Biggest and Oldest Mangrove.
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A program helping community volunteers to monitor mangroves as indicators of environmental impact and change.