ReMeMaRe is an ambitious initiative that aims to reverse centuries of decline of our estuarine and coastal habitats by Restoring [seagrass] Meadows, [salt] Marsh and [oyster] Reef.
Over the course of England’s history we have seen significant losses of our seagrass meadows, and we have witnessed an 85 % decline in the area of saltmarsh and a 95 % decline in the area of native oyster reefs. With the loss of these habitats comes the loss of the valuable benefits and services they would provide our society.
By re-establishing our precious estuarine and coastal ecosystems, we are enhancing society's connection to the natural world by creating nature-based solutions to climate change, sustainable food, health and well-being, as well as the socio-economic benefits of recreation and tourism that can help to alleviate deprivation in coastal towns.
- We have now published our 'theortical proposal' for a Blue Recovery Fund
- Keep up to date with ReMeMaRe and have a quick read through our recent briefing note
- The ReMeMaRe Team will speak at Coastal Futures 2021 on January 21st this year
- The European Native Oyster Habitat Restoration Handbook has now been published
- England's restoration potential site maps for saltmarsh, seagrass and oyster reefs are now complete
- Defra's arms length bodies have formed a Steering Group who are driving ReMeMaRe forward
- The Steering Group has worked hard to engage a wide range of environmental organisations and created a new Partnership
- The Coastal Partnerships Network have been recruited to develop the ReMeMaRe Engagement and Communication Strateg