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This brochure discusses why ecologically restored mangroves survive and function better, and explores recurring factors for failure, principles for successful mangrove restoration, and guidance on when and where not to plant. Mangrove planting has become hugely popular in the context of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation amongst others. Unfortunately, the majority of planting efforts are failing. This brochure aims to contribute to an ongoing debate in the mangrove community. The document also features a list of literature where more information on natural mangrove rehabilitation can be found.
The document includes the following key messages:
The document concludes that while planting can sometimes be useful for assisting or enriching the natural regeneration process, a more effective approach is to create the right conditions for mangroves to grow back naturally, as mangroves restored in this way generally survive and function better.