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Interviews from the World Ocean Summit in Bali, Indonesia

At the World Ocean Summit in February 2017, in the presence of global leaders in coastal management, environmental finance, sustainable governance, and climate adaptation, the Global Mangrove Alliance officially announced its existence and its bold mission – to increase mangrove habitat by 20% over current extent by the year 2030.

This announcement, made by Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund, marked the start of an ambitious initiative to bring mangrove destruction to the forefront as an issue of significant global concern and to upscale efforts to conserve and restore these incredibly valuable ecosystems.

The announcing partners, as well as key representatives at the Summit, discuss the value of the Alliance, the need for coordinated action, and the opportunities that lie ahead in the videos below:

Brad Ack, Senior Vice President, Oceans, WWF


Dr. Greg Stone, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientist for Oceans, Conservation International


Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director, Oceans, The Nature Conservancy


Rizal Algamar, Indonesia Country Director, The Nature Conservancy


Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Marine Affairs & Fisheries, Indonesia


Ryan Whisnant, Director of Strategic Initiatives, PEMSEA (Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia)


Mangrove Footage from Indonesia