This checklist consist of the different mangrove species identified and updated during the MESCAL (Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihoods)project from 2011-2014.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 23 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Baereleo R T, Chanel S, Duke N, (2018): Mangroves of Vanuatu. v1. Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=vanuatu-mangrove-checklist&v=1.0
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: b31968fe-1f9a-4da5-ac09-8a892fd0a6c1. Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-20.797, 166.201], North East [-12.426, 171.65]|
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|Family||Acanthaceae, Ptridaceae, Avicenniaceae, Rhizophoraceae, Euphorbiceae, Sterculiaceae, Combretaceae, Lythraceae, Sonneratiaceae, Meliaceae, Lecythidaceae, Bignoniaceae|
|Start Date / End Date||2011-01-01 / 2013-01-01|
MESCAL project is a German funded project which was implemented in the Pacific region by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). With this project IUCN Oceania seeks to address the key challenges of mangrove management to increase the resilience of the Pacific people to climate change and improve livelihoods. The participating countries includes Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. The objectives of the project is to; Improve livelihoods and conserve biodiversity Empower communities to make informed decisions related to mangrove management Increase institutional and technical capacity for improved environmental governance at all levels Promote community based actions on the ground in mangrove management for improved resilience to climate change Improve baseline knowledge about biological, economic, social and cultural aspects of mangrove resources and uses in each country and the link between healthy mangroves and disaster risk reduction, for informed adaptation to climate change at national and community level. Increase awareness at all levels of the role of mangroves and associated ecosystems in providing resilience to the impacts of climate change Investigate the feasibility for obtaining carbon credits for mangrove protection and reforestation, in the context of REDD+, and participating in the global carbon markets. It was a 4 year project from 2009- 2013
|Title||Mangrove Ecosystems for Climate Change Adaptation Livelihoods (MESCAL)|
|Funding||The project was funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) under its International Climate Initiative. Data prepared and published under project "Capacity building and data mobilization for conservation and decision making in the South Pacific" - BID-PA2016-0002-REG.|
The personnel involved in the project:
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Our Special thank you to VESS for inviting us to this training and also for the wonderful mentors especially David Bloom, Michelle Gaither, John Wieczorek and Eric Crandall