Unlocking the secrets of mangrove conservation success (2019–2021)
Mangroves support fisheries, shoreline protection and carbon sequestration but are being lost rapidly. This project aims to identify social-economic conditions that enable effective conservation in mangrove ecosystems over multiple spatial scales. The project will use state of the art datasets and innovative modelling approaches to understand how factors such as population, governance and access to markets influences changes in mangrove extent and restoration success rates. Expected outcomes include implementation of more effective environmental programs and policy in Australia and overseas. This should provide significant benefits, including more cost-effective allocation of resources and increased delivery of ecosystem services.