Mangrove plants occur in over 100 countries in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.

In many of these countries they are coming under increasing pressure from human activities such as aquacuture and coastal development.

A key tenet of Mangrove Watch is that a fully informed and resourced community will be key contributors to the future survival of natural resources such as mangroves and saltmarsh.

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Mangroves and tidal saltmarshes are amongst the most endangered marine wetland habitats worldwide. This is despite a wealth of benefits, ranging from fish habitat supporting commercial and recreational fisheries, to shoreline defence protecting valuable coastal real estate. These wetlands also act as filters of coastal waters, but they are disappearing around the world at up to 2 per cent a year on average. As a consequence, there has been a dramatic loss of ecosystem services from mangroves with vast losses in area and function as remnant patches progressively deteriorate.

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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

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure