Mangrove Forests

Mangrove forest projects we support:

Benefits

Nursery grounds for many ocean species, including fish, shellfish, turtles, manatees and dugongs, birds, and corals.

Incredibly effective "blue carbon" sink - each mangrove tree can store up to one ton of CO2.

Threat

50% of the world's mangroves have been lost in the last 50 years.

Mangroves are cleared to make unsustainable fish and shrimp farms. This increases coastline erosion from storms and tsunamis.

Mangroves

5x more efficient at sequestering carbon than terrestrial forests