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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2013 19:24 Written by Mangrove Hub Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:03

Funding for new "Mangrove Clic" App

MangroveWatch Ltd has won a grant from the Norman Wettenhall Foundation for ‘Mangrove Clic’ - an App for enhancing community networking amongst MangroveWatchers and supporters.

The grant will fund development of a smartphone App for the authoritative identification and description of all 45 mangrove species in Australia. This will extend and update the popular book ‘Australia’s Mangroves’ published in 2006. Recent discoveries of additional mangrove tree species in Australia, clearly demonstrate why such an App is needed. We plan to include extra enhanced functions not only for further discovery, but importantly also for monitoring direct human impacts, and how mangroves and shorelines are responding to climate change. The App will empower and encourage local enthusiasts to provide essential and worthwhile ecological knowledge as indicators of change by monitoring these highly vulnerable habitats as they change.

So, when someone discovers something different about their local mangroves, or species have shifted, or perhaps individual trees are not quite as they should be (which can all be established from the App) - then the App will provide the means to let other people know! Instances might include: expanding species distributions; new species for science; odd features like ‘albino’ mangroves; or unusual growing conditions and adaptations. After processing the information, the App will be updated with new data from selected contributors who will be fully acknowledged.

We at MangroveWatch are very excited about the App, and we are most grateful to the Norman Wettenhall Foundation for this opportunity, to James Cook University TropWATER group, Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, and for supportive letters from two keen collaborators, AusMEPA and the Burnett Mary Regional Group. If other organisations or individuals are interested in further supporting or contributing to this endeavour, please get in contact with Dr Norm Duke ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

MangroveWatch would like to acknowledge the following organisations for their support for this initiative:


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:25 Written by Mangrove Hub Tuesday, 26 February 2013 11:20

The Beauty of Mangrove Forests

A very short film by Dennis Zaidi about the beauty and importance of Mangrove Forests.

This film is shot entirely in north Bimini, Bahamas. Every piece of footage was shot in an area that is currently threatened.

The people of the island are working very hard to have the area turned into a marine protected area. The mangroves of north Bimini protect the island from hurricanes and provide the abundance of ocean life that the islanders depend on for tourism and food.

The Beauty of Mangrove Forests from Dennis Zaidi on Vimeo.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 19:47 Written by Mangrove Hub Wednesday, 30 January 2013 19:36

Coastal Flood Impact - ABC Catalyst

Transcript of ABC TV series Catalyst interview with Dr James Udy discussing the environmental impact of the recent floods in northern Australia. Read the full transcript of the Catalyst interview.


Written by Mangrove Hub Monday, 14 January 2013 19:15

1st Guyana Mangrove Forum Georgetown (Guyana), “Restoring and Managing Mangrove Ecosystems in a changing world” April 11-13, 2013

The Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project (GMRP), the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) and the University of Guyana (UG) have the pleasure to invite mangrove researchers, restoration practitioners and managers to participate in the 1st Guyana Mangrove Forum “Restoring and Managing Mangrove Ecosystems in a changing world” which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, April 11-13, 2013.

Full details can be found at or download the Guyana Mangrove Forum brochure


Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:54 Written by Mangrove Hub Wednesday, 09 January 2013 06:44

Heart shaped Mangrove formation Couer de Voh in New Caledonia

A video from Karen McKee, Ph.D.Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Geological Survey - National Wetlands Research Center,referencing recent Mangrove Hub workshop site visit to New Caledonia's "heart of Voh".


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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

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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.

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