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May 2022 Meeting Mangroves, Mud, Midges, Mud Crabs, Money and Mankind

Dr Swapan Paul, Manager Wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park will discuss the importance of mangroves, the threats to them and successful examples of mangrove rehabilitation in Sydney Olympic Park.

Monday May 23 2022 7.30pm

Held at Oatley Uniting Church Hall and on-line by ZOOM

For ZOOM Meeting Id and Password, please email oatleyff@gmsail.com

Mangroves grow in muds, midges are integral parts of these habitats, they are best homes for mud crabs, make meaningful contributions to the economy by acting as carbon sinks, and most importantly, have real connection with humans. But mangroves are under tremendous pressure, risk of damage and potential loss. Mangrove rehabilitation is important but often their rehabilitation attempts are largely unsuccessful. Swapan Paul will discuss successful examples of mangrove rehabilitation in Sydney Olympic Park.

Dr Swapan Paul is the Manager Wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park Authority. He has worked in the Park since 1998. He worked as an Estuary Management Officer for Kogarah Council during 1997-98 and is a practicing ecologist with nearly 40 years’ experience in wetland construction, rehabilitation, restoration and management. He is the architect of the Wetland Education and Training (WET) Program run by the Authority, which recently has a new name – the Sydney Wetland Institute.

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