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Wednesday, 05 February 2014

SAIIA Podcast 24: Mangroves in Africa

  Romy Chevallier
Video © Chevon Erasmus Porter, Riona Judge McCormack/ SAIIA
Mangroves are invaluable for fuel, fishing, climate change, disaster protection and tourism, but are rarely valued and protected appropriately. We spoke to Romy Chevallier, a researcher with SAIIA's Governance of Africa's Resources Programme who has recently been to Mozambique to conduct field research on mangroves, about this rare and misunderstood resource.

Click on the video above to watch the interview, or click here to watch on YouTube.

We asked her:
  • What are mangrove forests and why are they important?
  • How do local communities in mangrove areas benefit from them?
  • Why are mangroves under threat, and how might we protect and conserve them?
  • During your work in the field, were the communities you met with aware of their role in protecting mangroves?

Download Romy Chevallier's Research Report on Mangroves  pdf  Balancing Development and Coastal Conservation: Mangroves in Mozambique (1.13 MB)