Mangroves of Vanuatu

Latest version published by Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation on 21 June 2018 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

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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.

Data Records

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.


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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.

GBIF Registration

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.


Occurrence; Observation


Rolenas Tavue Baereleo
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Senior Conservation Officer
Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation
Port Vila
+678 25302
Sam Chanel
  • Curator
Hebarium Curator
Vanuatu Department of Forestry
Port Vila
Norman Duke
  • Curator
Senior Research Scientist
James Cook University

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [-20.797, 166.201], North East [-12.426, 171.65]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Family Acanthaceae, Ptridaceae, Avicenniaceae, Rhizophoraceae, Euphorbiceae, Sterculiaceae, Combretaceae, Lythraceae, Sonneratiaceae, Meliaceae, Lecythidaceae, Bignoniaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-01-01 / 2013-01-01

Project Data

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:

Rolenas Tavue Baereleo
  • Point Of Contact

Additional Metadata

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

Alternative Identifiers b31968fe-1f9a-4da5-ac09-8a892fd0a6c1