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Mangrove Action Project
October 18, 2012

My mangrove journey started with volunteering with MAP, and taking their training. It's gone through working for the Thai team as a paid consultant, friend of Jim and Ning's, and now an advisory board member. Their enthusiasm and professionalism has been a constant inspiration, helping me to stay in the Thailand when my own job was not working out. Encouraging me to take a PhD in mangrove conservation despite the challenges. MAP is a lean, passionate, dedicated NGO, which sticks to its knitting. Bravo, chaps.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Teaching with Jim and Ning in various different countries. Mangrove restoration techniques. One of the most fulfilling things I've done

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find them core funding so they can focus on what they should be doing, rather than scrabbling around for funds

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Internet

What is its top priority in the long run?

Preserve as much current mangrove as possible. Restore as much degraded or lost mangrove as possible... largely by encouraging and teaching the local people to do it, and letting them get on with it

MY ROLE:
Advisor & Volunteer, then work for. Now advise and help edit material.

Mangrove Action Project
April 28, 2012

Looking for a direction after too much time in advertising, Jim, MAP and the training session he ran in India in 2005 helped all the pieces drop into place. It literally changed my life. In less than a year I closed my business in the UK and moved to Thailand to work with Wetlands International, but in the same mangrove area as MAP. MAP is how small NGOs should be: passionate, very well informed, very well connected,sticks to its knitting, whippet-lean and efficient. It's the only NGO that tries to take the tens of thousands of scientific papers on mangroves and mangrove restoration and give this information, in an appropriate form, to local people and NGOs who need it.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer