Maryland’s coasts are already experiencing dramatic and frequent nuisance flooding and saltwater intrusion into agricultural fields. The Nature Conservancy and its partners throughout the state are demonstrating how nature can be a part of the solution.
Resilient Islands is an initiative to help Caribbean islands cope with the impacts of climate change by promoting the protection of coastal habitats to reduce risks, and by providing communities and governments with the tools to implement sustainable development plans that prioritize nature.
The Resilient Islands project team will work with partners to help realize various aspects of the Strategic Plan’s integrated approaches for ecosystem-based adaptation while complementing on-going initiatives.
TNC and its partners in the insurance industry and academia released a study that uses high resolution risk industry models and assets data to value the role of wetlands in coastal defense. The results show that natural storm defenses such as coastal wetlands help reduce waves and storm surge, protecting people and property.