Thailand: Blue Carbon Society and UNDP team up on a ‘masterplan’ for Phetchaburi’s mangroves and its coastal ecosystems.
Blue Carbon Society have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Programme to develop a masterplan to sustainably nurture 24 square km of mangroves in the western Thai province of Phetchaburi. “The partnership will find ways for humans and the rest of nature to co-exist happily,” said Dr. Jwanwat. “Mangrove forests not only serve the well-being of our planet. They are also vital for local communities. Biodiversity-rich mangroves are nurseries and hatching grounds for species that are key resources for fishery and tourism. A key goal of the masterplan is thus to empower local communities to be custodians of their mangroves.”