Blue Forest ecosystem focus: Mangrove
Total area covered: 26,000 ha (26,000 ha for improved understanding and 12,000 ha for improved ecosystem management at the same site)
The overall goal to which this project will contribute is to increase the resilience and adaptation capacity of coastal communities to climate change through the continued provision of ecosystem services on which they are dependent.
The intervention’s major focus is the advancing of a REDD+ project that will be verifiable by the Carbon Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) and Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). The purpose of this focus is to demonstrate both the importance and feasibility of mangrove REDD+ and so catalyze the development of income-generating mangrove REDD+ projects for Malagasy coastal communities. The long-term objective this project is to implement a VCS REDD+ project.
PROJECT DOCUMENT: MADAGASCAR
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS: MADAGASCAR
Quantification of Mangrove Sequestration
Mangrove Carbon Stocks and Ecosystem Cover Dynamics in Southwest Madagascar and the Implications for Local Management
- The Dynamics, Ecological Variability and Estimated Carbon Stocks of Mangroves in Mahajamba Bay, Madagascar
- Ecological Variability and Carbon Stock Estimates of Mangrove Ecosystems in Northwestern Madagascar
Mangrove REDD+ Mapping and Change Analysis
- Madagascar’s Mangroves: Quantifying Nation-Wide and Ecosystem Specific Dynamics, and Detailed Contemporary Mapping of Distinct Ecosystems
Mangrove REDD+ Development
Policy and Management