Mangrove Education Project - Website Bac

PROTECT OUR MANGROVES.

To keep what we have and to restore what we lost.

Enabling students, teachers, parents and their communities in the understanding and monitoring of  the wonderful world of mangroves in the Cayman Islands. Collection of data and observation of the impact of human activities on Cayman’s mangroves. Establishing a conservation ethic to protect and enhance mangrove ecosystems.

DISCOVER
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WILDLIFE

Join us to discover the beauty and importance of mangrove ecosystems.

The Impact on

OVERVIEW

Mangrove forests are one of the most valuable coastal ecosystems on the planet offering many natural services that protects humanity’s best interest. However, these ecosystems are depleting rapidly thus contributing to ecological degrade and civilization collapse due to climate change. 
 
Since 1970, we have lost 3,900 acres of pristine mangrove forests in the Cayman Islands - primarily in the West Bay peninsular. With only 1,500 acres of mangroves left in the peninsular and with the 8500 acres of the Central Mangroves under serious threat, we have decided enough is enough and stepped up to protect this irreplaceable ecosystem.
 
We are the Cayman Islands Mangrove Rangers, a team of passionate Caymanians utlizing our diverse skills to protect Cayman mangroves.

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West Bay Peninsular mid-70s

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"At least 70% of mangroves have already been lost on the western side of Grand Cayman representing about
3,844 acres since 1976"

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Martin Keeley

Executive Ranger

What Are We Doing About It..

In order to protect the mangroves of the Cayman Islands a group of locals sourced together a programme to tackle the threats faced by these habitats. The Mangrove Rangers execute many operations to ensure sustainable developments in and around these ecosystems.

Join Our Movement

Interact with your community and show your support by helping to conserve one of our most endangered habitats in the Cayman Islands 

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Meet The Mangrove Rangers
 

1. Establish an organisation that monitors the ecological health of the mangrove ecosystems in the Cayman Islands.

2. Collect data on the human impacts on mangrove ecosystems in the Cayman Islands through observation and collection of data and report the results to the Department of Environment.

3. Educate the communities in the Cayman islands in understanding the true value of mangrove ecosystems and their importance to the Cayman islands.

Our Goals:

Introducing:

Junior Rangers

We are looking to recruit Junior Rangers between the ages of 11 and 18, who will work closely with the Mangrove Rangers to learn all about Cayman’s Marvellous Mangroves.

 

Exploring the mangrove ecosystem here in the Cayman Islands, you will get to experience and learn about the close interrelationship mangroves hold with the coastal lagoons of seagrass and reefs. 

 

This will include some some exciting field trips to places like the Central Mangrove Wetlands – the heart of Grand
Cayman.

WHY IT MATTERS
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Mangrove Pots
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