Community-based Mangrove Restoration

Mangrove Restoration

Mangroves are foremost important forest type. Mangrove forests are able to store three to four times more carbon

than the forests which are found on land. Hence to recover from Global Warming its very important to restore and

protect mangrove forests.

Mangroves are foremost important forest type. Mangrove forests are able to store three to four times more carbon
than the forests which are found on land. Hence to recover from Global Warming its very important to restore and
protect mangrove forests.

Coastal Communities are unaware of the importance of Mangroves and the key role played by them in protecting the communities from natural disasters. Lack of awareness in fast growing coastal communities is leading to a irreversible destruction to the most important forest type – Mangroves.

Mangrove Restoration is not only limited to replanting the mangroves but to ensure the protection and further spread of the initiative. This will benefit the communities ecologically and economically.

Our Vision is to bring the conservation into community development and make the communities as partners in protecting the sensitive biodiversity

Threats

  1. Lack of awareness
  2. Destruction due to unsustainable Aqua Farming
  3. Unsustainable Shell collection
  4. Felling of mangrove forests for domestic purpose

These are primary threats which are obstructing the growth of mangroves in its natural habitat

Solutions

  1. Sensitising communities towards mangrove conservation
  2. Sustainable Aquaculture
  3. Alternative livelihood opportunities
  4. Restoration of lost mangrove cover

We are working closely with communities to develop strategies to recover lost mangrove
cover.

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