[Coral-List] Upcoming Webinar: Seagrass Conservation through Payment for Ecosystem Services

Kristen Maize kmaize at TNC.ORG
Tue Aug 11 16:59:06 UTC 2020

Aloha Coral Listers,
Please join us for a webinar this Thursday on seagrass conservation through payment for ecosystem services co-hosted by the UN Environment Programme and the Reef Resilience Network:

Seagrass Conservation through Payment for Ecosystem Services
As we learned in a recent UN report<https://nature.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6cd869450695afc219d3f0b7f&id=302dbdf6bc&e=0a44c84564>, protection of seagrasses is key to building resilience to climate change. Seagrass meadows are among the most common coastal habitats on Earth. They provide a number of critical services to coastal communities that include: nurturing fish populations; weakening storm surges; filtering pathogens and pollution out of seawater; and capturing and storing huge volumes of carbon. But threats to seagrass and a lack of policy and protection have caused the loss of 29% of seagrass coverage worldwide in the last 100 years.

Join us for a webinar to learn about a new Seagrass Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) guide<https://nature.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6cd869450695afc219d3f0b7f&id=f9824e8dac&e=0a44c84564> that explores how community groups can use PES to fund and facilitate seagrass conservation projects. Seagrass experts, Robyn Shilland and Mark Huxham, will provide best-practice guidance on planning, funding, and facilitating a community carbon-based PES project. Anne Wanjiru, Social Impact Officer for Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, will show us what this work looks like on the ground through Mikoko Pamoja, a community-led mangrove and seagrass conservation and restoration project based in southern Kenya.

Date & Time: August 13 5:00-6:00 p.m. EAT; 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT
Register Here<https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8486168589969096459>

Reef Resilience Network Manager
The Nature Conservancy
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