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CATIE shared its experience in mangroves and climate change

  • Within the framework of a regional meeting, the institution presented the progress of current projects developed in this ecosystem.

July 2, 2019. On June 14 and 15, CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), through its Ecosystem Modeling Unit (UME, its Spanish acronym) of the Forests, Biodiversity and Climate Change Program, participated in the regional meeting entitled Ecosistemas de humedal frente al cambio climático en el Corredor Seco Mesoamericano (Wetland ecosystems and climate change in the Mesoamerican Dry Corridor), which took place at the auditorium of the Mesoamerican Center for Sustainable Development of the Dry Tropics of the National University campus in Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

According to Lenin Corrales, EMU leader, the central theme of the meeting was to review the effects and responses of wetlands to climate change, especially in the Mesoamerican Dry Corridor and mitigation measures, according to the National Climate Change Strategy (ENCC, its Spanish acronym).

Corrales opened the meeting with his keynote address Climate Change, Implications for Wetland Ecosystems, and then lectured on EMU's work on wetland systems at the Mangroves of the Gulf of Nicoya conference. "In this presentation we presented the work developed by CATIE and the progress of the current projects we are developing in this ecosystem," he said.

Corrales also pointed out that the meeting allowed a multidisciplinary exchange where the same topic was approached from the different disciplines coming from the exact and social sciences in order to seek a response to the effects of global warming and climate change on wetlands.

The event was aimed at the general community, academics and officials from regional and local state institutions, as well as several private sector institutions and organizations.


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Lenin Corrales
Ecosystem Modeling Unit
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