Supporting the implementation of the Ramsar convention through the Global Mangrove Watch

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Wetlands are critical resources for global biodiversity, water security, and carbon storage, but their global extent has declined by 35% from 1970 to 2015.

The Global Mangrove Watch (GMW) is an online platform that provides remote sensing data and tools for the global monitoring of mangroves, in scientific collaboration with Wetlands International, Aberystwyth University, soloEO, TNC, JAXA, NASA, and a host of partners.

The Global Mangrove Watch can be used to support Ramsar Contracting Parties, in particular, those lacking their own national mangrove monitoring system, through data on their mangrove resources in support of national wetlands inventories, developing Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RISs), monitoring sites ecological character, mangrove management, and restoration, and reporting to Ramsar and other international agreements as part of National Reports.

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