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(Beta) Mangrove Biodiversity Tool

Mangrove Biodiversity Prediction Tool

The Fair Carbon mangrove biodiversity prediction tool predicts the location of mangrove animals based on their known locations. Species are displayed by country. This tool aims to inform land managers of the potential for endangered, threatened, or vulnerable species on their site, which may influence project design and conservation outcomes.

This rapid assessment protocol is designed to detect vertebrate biodiversity in mangrove habitats and is a quick, low-cost method for project managers looking to investigate the presence or absence of species of conservation concern on their sites.

The beta version is currently limited to a subsample of 20 countries but will be revised to include additional country data, increased accuracy on location-specific data, and the expansion of bird datasets and survey methods.

To use this map: click on "View larger map", Open in full screen, click on the country you are interested in, and enlarge the popup data window.

To submit additional datasets, survey methods or comments, please email

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Akani, G. C., Luiselli, L., Ogbeibu, A., Onwuteaka, J., Chuku, E., Osakwe, J. A., Bombi, P., Amuzie, C., Uwagbae, M., & Gijo, H. (2010). Aspects of species richness and seasonality of amphibians and reptiles in the coastal barrier island of brass (Nigeria). Revue d Ecologie, 65, 151–161.

Rog, S., Clarke, R., Minnema, E., & Cook, C. (2020). Tackling the tide: A rapid assessment protocol to detect terrestrial vertebrates in mangrove forests. Biodiversity and Conservation, 29.

Rog, S., Cook, C., & Clarke, R. (2016). More than marine: Revealing the critical importance of mangrove ecosystems for terrestrial vertebrates. Diversity and Distributions, 23.

Additional Resources:

Beyond ecosystem services: Using charismatic megafauna as flagship species for mangrove forest conservation

Submit biodiversity data for inclusion: email