How does MangroveWatch work?

Land & Sea Rangers collect video footage and photos of mangroves and shorelines so that James Cook scientists can study the information. The local information provided by the Rangers will help understand:

  • Shoreline area and variety
  • Shoreline health
  • Shoreline environmental value
  • Problems and threats

Data will be presented back to the community and available on the MangroveWatch website.

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Torres Strait

Latest Mangrove Watch news from the Torres Strait Mangrove watch team from Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA).

Saibai island large avicennia marina

Torres Strait MangroveWatch Team with large Avicennia Marina

The Torres Strait MangroveWatch team on Saibai Island have located large Avicennia marina trees scattered within mangrove areas on the western end of the island.

There are at least 100 trees of this size at this location. Their age you corresponds with local stories of when there was a village nearby at Surum. These trees were used for protection and look out points for PNG raiders and have been the highest trees on Saibai at location at the time.

Torres Strait MangroveWatch plan to GPS these trees next dry season as it is a significant cultural site and an important ecological site for these species.

To learn more about the project please contact the Project Manager Land at Torres Strait Regional Authority

For more information or to contact the Torres Strait group visit Torres Strait MangroveWatch.


Australia's Mangroves - the book

The authoritative guide to Australia’s mangrove plants.

Author: Norm Duke, Design & Layout: Diana Kleine. To see more details of this book - click on the link below

Australia's Mangroves - the book

Getting Involved

If you would like to find out more about us or if you like to initiate your own MangroveWatch group within your area, please contact someone at the Mangrove Hub. We will be happy to help.

  • Mangrove Hub Facilitator
  • Dr Norm Duke
  • MangroveWatch Ltd
    ABN: 44 153 297 771
  • PO Box 1250,
  • Elanora Q 4221
  • Mangrove Hub Email

Torres Strait Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs within the Torres Strait Region with contact details.

Torres Strait Mangrove Watch Brochure