About Monthly Mangrove Sustainership

Mission Partnering with mangrove forest communities, grassroots NGOs, researchers, and local governments to conserve and restore mangrove forests and related coastal ecosystems, while promoting community-based sustainable management of coastal resources. Mangroves are vital for healthy coastal ecosystems in many regions of the world and research and studies are revealing the unique importance of these habitats to the planet. The Mangrove Action Project is dedicated to reversing the degradation and loss of mangrove forest wetlands and their associated coastal ecosystems worldwide. Its main goal is to promote the rights of traditional and indigenous coastal peoples, including fishers and farmers, to sustainably manage their coastal environs. Monthly Mangrove Sustainership Monthly donations are the best way to support MAP. Your regular investment allows us to plan our programming in the long-term and reduce time spent away from our all-important mission. You can choose whatever level of support you are comfortable with, and even select a specific program so you know exactly where your donation is having an impact. Here are some examples of how far your generous gift will go: $10 per month = Sponsor environmental education activity for a school classroom $20 per month = Buy art supplies for children’s art calendar contest at 6 schools $35 per month = Help conserve 1 acre of mangroves or restore 1 acre using Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration (CBEMR) $50 per month = Purchase set of tools for one CBEMR project $75 per month = One month’s rent for MAP Asia regional office $85 per month = Sponsor new MAP outreach materials for tabling at events and fairs $100 per month = Host a volunteer at MAP Asia regional office Your donation will help support MAP’s global network and those important conservation, restoration and education projects MAP operates. Can you make a contribution to MAP an strengthen our dedicated fight to keep our planet’s mangrove forests and coastal marine environments healthy an safe? Help us turn the tide on mangrove loss and bring back the mangroves by contributing to MAP today!

Mangrove Action Project

We at Mangrove Action Project are taking a truly grassroots, bottom-up approach to mangrove conservation and restoration issues. Our approach involves and includes the voices of the global South, local communities, and their partner non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

MAP is unique in that it acts as a sort of megaphone, amplifying the voice of the coastal fishers in matters of relevance and importance to their lives. MAP also acts as a vital foot bridge or link between the global North and South on issues of over-consumption, deforestation, marine conservation, and human rights, as well as addressing such present day crises as climate change and sea level rise.

Partnering with mangrove forest communities, grassroots NGOs, researchers, and local governments to conserve and restore mangrove forests and related coastal ecosystems, while promoting community-based sustainable management of coastal resources.

Witnessing firsthand the rapid devastation of the world’s mangrove forest wetlands and their associated coastal ecosystems, the founders of the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) decided in 1992 that it was time to form a global network to address the problems of mangrove loss worldwide. MAP has grown steadily during the last 20 years to become a respected member of the global environmental movement. MAP’s international network has grown to include over 500 NGOs and 350 scientists and academics from over 60 nations. In recent years, MAP has transformed from a network-and advocacy focused organization into one still involved in advocacy, but with programs and activities on the ground, supported through local offices in Thailand and Indonesia, as well as close partner groups in S. Asia, Latin America and S. Africa. MAP’s pro-active approach to long-term mangrove conservation involves: education, advocacy, collaboration, conservation and restoration, as well as sustainable community-based development.