The IUCN Species Survival Commission's Mangrove Specialist Group supports mangrove research and conservation projects by bringing together experts in the mangrove field to share their knowledge. The Mangrove Specialist Group's primary goals are: assess the conservation status of mangroves; identify, quantify and prioritise threats; and develop plans to conserve the most threatened species and habitats.
In 2013, MFF and the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group began working together and committed to share new information and knowledge related to mangrove conservation and management.
Learn more about the group in a related story, "New manual on mangroves promotes community-based restoration"
First edition of the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Newsletter, London © ZSL, 2015