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Mangroves provide valuable ecosystem services worth billions of dollars. Countries with extensive mangrove areas have implemented management programs and conservation since the 1980s. However, the global area of mangroves continues to decline, and restoration projects and rehabilitation are having limited success, especially at the spatial scales necessary to restore functional properties. The effective long-term monitoring of mangroves is essential to identifying existing and potential threats to and improving the success of restoration and rehabilitation programs. This webinar will present the origin, development, implementation, and main results of the Mexican Mangrove Monitoring System (SMMM). The SMMM identifies changes in the mangrove ecosystem through the periodic evaluation of its spatial distribution and the state of its natural and social attributes. The information generated supports the protection, conservation, and management programs of Mexican mangroves.


The webinar is available in English and Spanish Interpretation. 

Presented by: SMMM Team of the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO)

Hosted by: OCTO and IUCN on behalf of SEA Success, a UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge project. The UNDP Ocean Innovation Challenge is made possible by funding from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, and Norad, the Norwegian agency for development cooperation.