Including Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) in Mangrove Conservation & Restoration

February 2, 2024

Local communities on nature’s frontlines often know best how to steward their resources. Supporting their ability to do so to build their resilience to climate change and other challenges is core to Rare’s mission.

The Global Mangrove Alliance‘s “Including Local Ecological Knowledge (LEK) in Mangrove Conservation & Restoration,” a resource designed to help mangrove researchers and practitioners incorporate local knowledge in their projects, includes a case study on Rare’s Green July campaign promoting community-led mangrove conservation in Brazil. This grassroots program may be the world’s largest community-led movement to protect mangroves.

The resource is also available on the Global Mangrove Alliance website.