Community engagement in mangrove restoration: a balancing act

Twenty-two degrees Celsius. That is the difference in temperature between the day I left Thailand (42 ̊C) and the morning I arrived back to Australia (20 ̊C). After almost three months of research with the Mangrove Action Project (MAP) organization on my topic “Mangrove restoration in Southern Thailand: challenges, opportunities and best practices”, what have…

Linking communities with mangrove rehabilitation in Southern Thailand

It is no longer a secret, mangrove ecosystems are extremely valuable as they serve many purposes such as protection of coastal environments, barriers to coastal erosion, homes for a very diverse range of wildlife and livelihoods for traditional and indigenous communities. Despite the difficulty of quantification, it is also proven that mangrove forests act as…