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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Background and objectives

Providing US$900,000 worth of ecosystem services per sq. km., mangroves are highly productive ecosystems at the interface of land and sea which offer habitat for several coastal faunae; act as a barrier against coastal erosion, cyclones, storms, and tsunamis; and provide high carbon storage.

Though globally recognized, due to anthropogenic pressures nearly 46 % of mangroves were lost within a few decades. UNESCO is engaged deeply in supporting the conservation of mangroves including designated World Heritage Sites while advancing the sustainable development of their local communities.

Learn more as the WII-Category 2 Centre (Wll-C2C) for World NaturaI Heritage Management and Training for Asia and the Pacific Region, under the auspices of UNESCO hosts a webinar with experts from Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and The University of Tokyo.

Webinar work is supported by the Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) under Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) with grant number CRRP2018-03MY-Hashimoto.


  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • Wildlife Institute of India

Date and time

7 December 2021 (Tuesday), 13:00–14:30 (India Standard Time)


  • Dr Shizuka Hashimo, Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Exploring Ecosystem Services of lshigaki, Japan
  • Dr Rajarshi Dasgupta, Senior Policy Researcher, IGES
    Insight into Conservation & Management of Mangroves in Indian Sundarban

Event platform

Zoom:  Register here to join