Mighty Mangroves: Survey & Preservation

Join scientists in surveying mangroves and biodiversity to protect these precious coastal ecosystems!


Coastal ecosystems – such as mangroves, seagrasses and saltmarshes –sequester significant amounts of carbon and are notably rich in biodiversity; these ‘Blue Carbon’ (BC) ecosystems are increasingly recognized as key Nature-based Solutions (NbS) that can make a vital contribution to climate change mitigation. Recent studies have demonstrated that NbS can cost-effectively provide approximately one-third of the climate mitigation needed over the next decade to stabilize global warming below 1.5°C.

Coastal Blue Carbon ecosystems – such as mangroves – can help reduce the risks and impacts of climate change while providing multiple co-benefits: they offer critical habitats for biodiversity, enhance local fisheries production, and protect coastal communities from erosion and storms. Yet mangroves face many threats, including deforestation, coastal development, pollution and climate change.

How you will help:

You will assist our team of scientists to monitor the wildlife supported by the restoration. You will help to record wild plants in the area, count crabs and their burrows, the number of snails in a sample area, the number of species of birds seen throughout the day, signs of insect pollinators and pests and as well help clean up the area in the process 

Who can participate?

This type of fieldwork is physically challenging, it will be outdoors, often without shade. Some of the sites can be accessed only by boat so punctuality, relability and willingness to get dirty are vital. In order to be selected you will need:  

  • To be active, healthy and physically fit and able to walk/wade through several kilometers of mud  
  • To be able to swim 
  • To have demonstated relability on previous trips  

Please note that this trip is not suitable for children. 

What is the Impact? 

This survey, will show us the state of the existing site and wildlife it supports.

  • Provide valuable information about the status of the mangrove trees and surrounding wildlife
  • Provide valuable information to support advocacy work in order forthe protection of mangroves and other conservation strategies
  • Contribute to the value of the ecosystem amongst the community.
  • Support local ecotourism ventures.
  • Gain knowledge and spread awareness on power of individual action/ behavior
  • Help policy makers by recording data of litter
Abu Dhabi
Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi
Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi
Date & Time
Sunday, 28 April 2024 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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