Our Mangrove Reforestation project aims to plant and restore mangroves, critical to coastal protection. Mangroves are salt tolerant plants that grow in tidal and riverine areas. Their highly biodiverse habitats create a unique environment for an abundance of marine and freshwater life. Given mangroves are also five times greater at sequestering carbon than rainforests, they are critical in combating climate change and the effects of excess carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.
To assist with restoration efforts, our team collect mangrove seeds, which are grown in a mangrove nursery on the island. The seeds will be ready for transplantation once they have germinated, with well-established root systems more likely to survive and withstand wave action in tidal areas. Mangroves have been proven to reduce wave action by more than 90%, vital in protecting low-lying coastal villages against cyclones and tsunamis.