Managing Mangroves for Resilience to Climate Change

Elizabeth McLeod, Rodney V. Salm
Created: 7/14/2014 -


Building resilience into mangrove conservation plans requires an understanding of how mangroves will respond to climate changes, what factors help them survive these changes, and, consequently, which mangroves are most likely to survive these changes. This publication provides a welcome reference for all stakeholders in mangroves, especially coastal communities, to assist them in encouraging decision makers to apply resilience principles in all development and conservation programmes.


The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.


Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Enhance migration corridors and other connectivity measures
Create new refugia / Increase size and amount of protected areas
Reduce non-climate stressors
Capacity Building
Provide new job training for people whose livelihoods are threatened by climate change
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Ocean acidification
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Habitat/Biome Type