The Global Mangrove Alliance

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | August 4, 2021

Initiative overview: Launched in 2017, the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) is an unprecedented collaboration that brings together and draws on the collective strength of NGOs, governments, industry, local communities and funders towards a common goal of halting mangrove degradation and increasing cover by 20% by 2030. The GMA addresses barriers to large-scale conservation and restoration with underlying objectives utilizing mangroves as a nature-based solution to enhance climate adaptation and mitigation, as well as building overall resilience through targets on food security, livelihoods and human well-being.

Benefits: GMA members contribute to and benefit from the collaborative spirit of the Alliance. In addition to joining efforts to raise the profile of mangroves and the threats facing these ecosystems, members collaborate on field work, policy initiatives, events (international meetings, conferences and workshops) and global campaigns. Working groups and committees – open only to GMA members – lead on the development of communication and outreach strategies as well as science and knowledge sharing.

Geographies: Africa: Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania. Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, USA.  Asia-Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. SIDS: Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: We encourage those interested in becoming a GMA member to first consult the GMA website to view the Global Mangrove Alliance Terms of Participation for Members, and then email to discuss membership opportunities or request an Application Form for Members. There is no financial commitment involved.

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