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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.   http://www.conservationtraining.org and is  open access. It only requires registration with the Conservation Training platform. For more information, also to enrol please visit: http://inweh.unu.edu/open-access-mangroves-unit-launched/

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

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