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December 5th, 2014
UN Offers Free Open Course on the Management of Mangrove Ecosystems

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The UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are excited to announce the launch of the first Unit of a unique 10-Unit open access, self-paced online course all about mangrove ecosystems and their management. The course consists of 5 lessons and introduces students to mangroves and provides a brief description of their basic characteristics, evolution, distribution, importance and status.

  The following 9 units will be launched over the coming months and cover topics such as mangrove ecology, diversity of flora and fauna, climate change, ecosystem-based adaptation and risk reduction, restoration and management tools, economic valuation tools, and policies and laws. and is  open access. It only requires registration with the Conservation Training platform. For more information, also to enrol please visit:

A preview of the first lesson of Unit 1 can be accessed here.

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