Mangrove and Fisheries Restoration in Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico

Coastal mangrove forests of Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico are highly productive ecosystems that not only serve as important carbon sinks but also provide a myriad of other critical ecosystem services, including nursery and spawning areas for commercially valuable fish species.  The mangrove forests also support a diverse assemblage of other plant and animal species, including 350 species of birds and 40 species of endemic fauna (invertebrates, fish, reptile, amphibians, birds, and mammals). It is an important wintering region for migratory birds. Local residents rely upon mangroves for sustenance and livelihood from commercial fisheries. When mangroves are restored, there will be more sustainable jobs for local citizens.

There are two primary interrelated aspects to this effort:

Mangrove Forest Restoration

Mangrove Fisheries Restoration and Management

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