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MangroveWatch World Mangrove iD App for iPhone and iPad Now Available

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The ‘World Mangrove iD’ app for iPhone and iPad is an e-book, and a living expert guide to all mangrove plants worldwide. Do you have an interest in the fascinating world of mangroves? Do you have questions like: What mangrove is that?; or What mangroves grow in my country? Maybe also, Why are mangroves important? You will find answers, and more, in the World Mangrove iD e-book app.

Funded by TropWATER Centre, James Cook University

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It is just like having your very own mangrove expert on call. This nearly complete botanical guide has descriptions and images at your fingertips of all known mangrove plants around the World. It has been compiled and written by Dr Norman C Duke, long time mangrove ecologist and marine science specialist, for MangroveWatch Ltd, the charitable, not-for-profit environmental monitoring NGO for tidal wetlands.

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The guide provides more than 800 exquisite images, 100 world distribution records and authoritative botanical descriptions of all 85 mangrove plant species, hybrids and varieties occurring worldwide; plus a selection of 15 common Associate plants you are likely to come across. The information and data presented provides the very latest up-to-date botanical information from Dr Duke's Mangrove Flora Project conducted over the last three decades.

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The purpose of the guide is two-fold: one, to show off the diversity and distribution of these plants; and two, to improve our knowledge of them. For this, you are invited to contribute by helping fill remaining gaps revealed in the guide. It could be a new image, or just a better one, or, it could be more information on peak flowering and fruiting periods, or even a new species! Such observations are essential information for understanding what is happening in the world around us! And, things are changing more and more rapidly. Scientists and environmental managers everywhere need your help. The knowledge you have of local occurrences and events is essential and much needed!

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Check out the list for any selected country, and let Dr Norm know if that country species list needs correction or updating. In so doing, please use the Capture facility to send a message and photograph showing diagnostic parts of the specimen to verify your observations; along with the location where it was growing. Your contribution maybe more important than you might imagine; you will be acknowledged, especially when any of your information is used in future upgrades of the guide.


So, come and find out more about these absolutely fascinating plants. You will not be disappointed!


App Name: Mangrove iD
App Store version: for iPhone and iPad
Version Number: 1.0
Price: US$14.95
Availability Date: Nov-Dec 2013
Published by: MangroveWatch Ltd

Australia's Mangroves - the book

The authoritative guide to Australia’s mangrove plants.

Author: Norm Duke, Design & Layout: Diana Kleine. To see more details of this book - click on the link below

Australia's Mangroves - the book

Getting Involved

If you would like to find out more about us or if you like to initiate your own MangroveWatch group within your area, please contact someone at the Mangrove Hub. We will be happy to help.

  • Mangrove Hub Facilitator
  • Dr Norm Duke
  • MangroveWatch Ltd
    ABN: 44 153 297 771
  • PO Box 1250,
  • Elanora Q 4221
  • Mangrove Hub Email

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure