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Mangrove Watch aims to promote awareness on the importance of mangroves to fisheries, the coastal environment and the fauna that depend on it.

We will bring you all the latest news on mangroves including media releases, reports and activities relevant to mangroves around the world and in Australia.

If you want to know what's happening in the world of mangroves then Mangrove Watch is your first point of call.

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Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 07:06 Written by Mangrove Hub Friday, 16 November 2012 06:58

Residents move against mangroves

Angry residents have taken chainsaws to native mangroves inside Whangamata Harbour in New Zealand. In our opinion this has to rank as the most ill-informed community response ever in relation to mangrove habitat. There is serious need for better education on this issue in NZ.

Read the full article from the Waikato Times


Last Updated on Thursday, 11 October 2012 18:59 Written by Administrator Thursday, 11 October 2012 18:42

SE Queensland MangroveWatch Newsletter

Read about the latest exploits of the Moreton Bay Queensland Mangrove Watch group in the latest quarterly Newsletter


Written by Mangrove Hub Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:30

The Barron Delta Mangrove Protection Campaign

From Beaches and Valleys, Freshwater, Qld 20 June 2012

The Barron Delta Mangrove Protection Campaign has been established by locals in response to the proposed expansion of Cairns Airport. The Cairns Airport Draft Land Use Plan incorporates a second parallel runway a shopping centre and a mixed aviation zone, which could require up to 100 hectares of wetlands to be cleared.

Read the full article Fighting for Mangroves


Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:29 Written by Mangrove Hub Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:00

Mangrove Watch Bremner Road Saltmarsh Restoration

Mangrove Watch Director, Jock Mackenzie describes the Bremner Road saltmarsh restoration project undertaken with partners WetlandCare Australia and the Redcliffe Environmental Forum. Saltmarsh is important for fisheries, water quality and carbon sequestration.


Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 20:05 Written by Mangrove Hub Sunday, 24 June 2012 20:02

Bremner Road Saltmarsh Rehabilitation Project

The Redcliffe Environmental Forum with its project partner, WetlandCare Australia is aiming to rehabilitate a saltmarsh area associated with Saltwater Creek and Hays Inlet. Under the guidance of the "Mangrove Watch" hub from James Cook University the project aims to restore the ecological function of the area. In this video Cheryl Bolzenius from WetlandCare Australia outlines the scope of the project which includes a team of 27 volunteers including high school teachers, scientists and members of the community who are working together to deliver a comprehensive monitoring program in support of the rehabilitation project. The scheme is supported by the Australian Government through its "Caring for our Country" program and the Moreton Bay Regional Council.


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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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