Mozambique Mangrove Mapping via Satellite from 1994 – 2016




Mozambique has over 300,000 hectares of mangroves along its coast, which is the larg-est tract of mangrove forest in Africa, and ranks the country 13th in the word in terms of mangrove extent. WWF-Germany and WWF-Mozambique have partnered to map Mozambique’s mangroves in efforts to conserve, manage and restore them. This analysis estimates mangrove extent in Mozambique over nearly three decades using consistent methods and the newest satellite technologies available. This report presents the map-ping results by province and is the first extensive national level assessment of mangroves at the national scale using highest resolution available. This assessment uses several satellite technologies: the Landsat Thematic Mapper, En-hanced Thematic mapper and Optical Land Imager provide the long term time series for change mapping at 30m resolution. Additionally, data from the new Sentinel-2 were used. This sensor launched in 2015 by the European Space Agency, and provides data similar to Landsat 8, but with 3times higher resolution and additional spectral bands. This dataset was used to map Mozambique’s mangroves at 10m resolution for the year 2016.


WWF Moçambique






- Todas as Províncias


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Mapas e dados não georreferenciados (imagens, listas de espécies, etc.)


- Áreas Protegidas


- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas;
- Parque Nacional de Arquipelago de Bazaruto;
- Reserva Especial de Maputo;
- Reserva Especial de Marromeu;
- Reserva Nacional do Niassa;
- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas;
- Outras Áreas de Conservação Nacionais



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