On October 26, the final validation workshop of the study “The economic evaluation of mangrove ecosystem services to measure their contribution to the national economy” took place. The study was developed by two international consultants (Giacomo Cozzolino and Daniel Bazzucchi) and one national consultant (Mário Biague).
The event brought together a diverse group of participants committed to preserving and enhancing mangrove ecosystems. The workshop focused on lectures and discussions that explored crucial issues related to mangroves and the services they provide. Distinguished figures such as Dr. Jean L. Sanka of RUICN-GB and Dr. Aissa Regala delivered official speeches, which served as the opening salvo for the event. The topics addressed included the value of natural capital and ecosystem services, presented by Giacomo Cozzolino. Daniel Bazzucchi shared experiences in assessing the economic value of the services provided by mangroves, both internationally and nationally.
In the second part of the meeting, Mario Biague took charge of the discussion on the work program and the mission on the ground. Following that, Daniel Bazzucchi presented the methodological approach and the results of the study, providing a detailed overview of the research conducted in this field.
During the event, the participants were encouraged to debate and give their input while the team of consultants played a crucial role in facilitating the discussions. This created a valuable opportunity for everyone present to share their perspectives, experiences, and suggestions, which enriched the discussions and promoted collaboration.
This workshop was a valuable opportunity for everyone present to collaborate and promote the preservation of one of our planet’s most crucial ecosystems – mangroves.