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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 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".

 

Last Updated on Friday, 14 December 2012 06:40 Written by Mangrove Hub Thursday, 13 December 2012 18:28

Mangroves & Tidal Changes

There are two things to consider in the context of tidal changes. Firstly, Mangrove distribution depends on the tidal range – between mean sea level and the highest tide. So, with higher tides we want people to think about the mangroves and where they are going. Secondly, that any flooding into low lying terrestrial vegetation has two expected effects – dieback of terrestrial plants because of saltwater, plus the introduction of mangrove propagules floating in on the high tide. For anyone participating in the Witness King Tides project, we would like to encourage people to watch out for mangroves as well as any dieback of terrestrial plants in the weeks after inundation.

Witness King Tides Project

The king tide is almost here!Would you like to be involved in an important national project? Then please join us by participating in the Witness King Tides Project.

Witness King Tides is a community photography initiative that asks people to head out during the king tide to capture pictures of the higher water levels and its impacts on coastal areas.

Read more: Mangroves & Witness King Tides Project

 

Written by Mangrove Hub Thursday, 29 November 2012 18:56

Order of Underwater Coal Heroes (OUCH)receives Award to protect the Reef

THE Order of Underwater Coal Heroes (OUCH), a volunteer organisation that operates a number of projects including reef protection, mangrove watch, seagrass watch and coral reef monitoring, has recently received Canon Oceania's 2012 Grant Award worth $5,000.

Read more in this article from the Whitsunday Times.

 

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

 

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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

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.

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