As MAP enters it's 25th year, we are proud to celebrate Mangrove Action Day.
Since 1998 the 26th of July has been called the "International Day of Mangroves" or “Mangrove Action Day,” commemorating the Greenpeace activist Hayhow Daniel Nanoto, who died of a heart attack while involved in a massive protest action in Ecuador led by the environmental organizations FUNDECOl (Ecuador) and the crew from the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior.
For the third year in a row, we are also holding our mangrove.is photo contest, raising awareness of the connections people have with mangrove forests by creating a global photography exhibition. We invite you to send us your best photos for a chance to be part of a special exhibition that will help spread the importance of mangroves. At the event in Seattle, you'll have the chance to view incredible photos from years prior, and vote for your favorites to determine the winner!
Our anniversary celebration will feature food and drinks from local businesses like Ian's Pizza, Grand Central Bakery, Dahlia Bakery, Central Co-op, Fremont Brewing, and more! While enjoying the delicious fare, you'll have a chance to win items like backpacks, books, cooking classes, and mangrove-themed apparel in our silent auction.
This Mangrove Action Day, please step forward with MAP
to help reverse the loss of mangrove forests and protect the rights of coastal
communities to sustainably manage and conserve their coastal wetlands and the
myriad of life sustained by the mangroves. It is only through our cooperative, global actions will