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Torres Strait Avicennia Marina

Saibai island large avicennia marina

Torres Strait MangroveWatch Team with large Avicennia Marina

The Torres Strait MangroveWatch team on Saibai Island have located large Avicennia marina trees scattered within mangrove areas on the western end of the island.

There are at least 100 trees of this size at this location. Their age you corresponds with local stories of when there was a village nearby at Surum. These trees were used for protection and look out points for PNG raiders and have been the highest trees on Saibai at location at the time.

Torres Strait MangroveWatch plan to GPS these trees next dry season as it is a significant cultural site and an important ecological site for these species.

To learn more about the project please contact the Project Manager Land at Torres Strait Regional Authority

For more information or to contact the Torres Strait group visit Torres Strait MangroveWatch.

 

World Wetland Day - Barwon Mangrove Watch

World Wetlands Day - Barwon Mangrove Watch

It's ‪#‎WorldWetlandsDay‬! And to celebrate Dr Norm Duke launched MangroveWatch on the Barwon River, Victoria. This is the first MangroveWatch monitoring program to start up in Victoria and the first for temperate Australia. We welcome on board our new Vic volunteers from NAB (inspired by their recent Earthwatch Australia adventures in the Daintree) and welcome back some southerly migrated MangroveWatchers. Special thanks to The Nature Conservancy in Australia for sponsoring the monitoring equipment. We look forward to monitoring the condition of mangroves and shorelines in the Barwon R - watch this space for updates.

Barwon Mangrove Watch kit handover

World Wetlands Day - Western Port Seagrass Partnership

World Wetlands Day - Western Port Seagrass Partnership

World Wetlands Day mangrove planting

Western Port Seagrass Partnership staged a World Wetlands Day planting of mangroves to protect local seagrass populations throughout the eastern side of Western Port Bay, Victoria.

There was great attendance from community volunteers plus students from Franklin Community College in Frankston.

Contact person is Doug Newton (E: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Western Port Seagrass Partnership volunteers
 

Working with Mangrove and Saltmarsh for Sustainable Outcomes

Australian Mangrove & Saltmarsh Network Conference
Working with Mangrove and Saltmarsh for Sustainable Outcomes

23-25 February 2015, Wollongong NSW

Registration Closes 13 February 2015

You are invited to attend the Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference. With a theme of ‘Working with Mangrove and Saltmarsh for Sustainable Outcomes’, the conference will bring together coastal wetland and estuarine researchers, academics, students, consultants, managers, community advocates and policy makers with the intent to share information across disciplines, between institutions and with emerging researchers. The focus will primarily be on national approaches and research into mangrove and saltmarsh sustainability, but will have international links.

Opening address: Professor Bruce Thom

Keynote address: Dr Karen McKee

Special accommodation rates at Novotel Northbeach Wollongong. Call (02) 4224 3111 and indicate you are a guest of the University of Wollongong

To register visit the Conference Website

The full details of the conference are available at Australian Mangrove & Saltmarsh Network Conference.

Mangroves Damaged by Oil Spill

Nigerian Victims of Oil Spill Receive Compensation

Six years ago, a massive oil spill damaged over 4,000 ha of mangroves and affected thousands of Nigerians who depend on the mangrove ecosystem for their livelihoods. Shell has now, six years on, agreed to compensation to be paid directly to the communities affected by the spill and commence clean up operations.

Read more about this environmental and social disaster in this Guardian News Article

 

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