The Source, our Annual Review 2019

WETLANDS FOR A SAFER WORLD With €1 million from the Dutch National Postcode Lottery

Wetlands, Peace and Security

Mangrove Capital

The grant enabled Wetlands International to contribute to mobilise the Global Mangrove Alliance together with partners, resulting in new projects, profile, influence and new donors. We published new information on mangrove status and created the basis for establishing Global Man- grove Watch, which will be launched in 2020 – an online one-stop shop that brings together and makes available geospatial data on mangrove forests to guide and support conservation and restoration of mangroves globally. In 2020, the grant will help us to mobilise a portfolio of new mangrove initiatives in East Africa and to explore the po- tential for carbon financing as an upscaling mechanism for mangrove restoration.

Update on investments and outcomes in 2019 2019 was the second year of a three-year investment of a €1 million grant, with which we built on our programmes to catalyse actions and investments of others, so scaling up benefits for people and nature. In 2019, we invested € 235,940 of the grant as “seed finance”. The breakdown is included in the final annex of the report. Here we summarise how we targeted these investments and how this links to our plans for 2020.

We secured new partners; increased our project portfolio working on the connection between wetlands, water, peace and security in the Sahel and launched an overarching commitment “Blue Lifelines for a Secure Sahel (BLiSS)” with partners, in the frame of the Water Action Track of the Global Commission on Adaptation. The National Postcode Lottery grant enables us to build on this, by supporting local and national dialogues and preparing a portfolio of landscape propositions ready for investment post-2020, that will help to accelerate climate adaptation alongside recovering nature. These measures are needed to help prevent and resolve rising social conflicts over water and wetland natural resources in the region.

Restoring mangroves in Panama city helps protect the city and its people from floods



Wetlands Annual Review 2019

Wetlands Annual Review 2019

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