Mangroves

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Mangroves play a vital role in our tropical and subtropical ecosystems. Found where ocean meets land, they protect our coastlines and keep our beaches beautiful. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Restore biodiversity in marine ecosystems
  • Increase capacity for 5-10x more carbon storage
  • Protect coastal communities from rising sea levels & storm surges
  • Mangroves play a vital part in our tropical and subtropical ecosystems. Found where ocean meets land, they protect our coastlines, keep our beaches beautiful, restore biodiversity in marine ecosystems, and store 5 to 10 times more carbon than land ecosystems. However, like many other tree species, mangroves are at risk. Some estimate that approximately 1% of our mangroves are lost yearly, posing a major threat to coastline communities. With your donation, we can restore our mangrove forests to protect vulnerable communities from rising sea levels and storm surges while also preventing soil erosion.
  • Like many mangrove areas, coastal forests provide vital protection for millions of people from climate change impacts, cyclones, tidal surges, and coastal erosion. Planting mangroves will help protect the natural embankments of river mouths, thus restoring the aquatic environment, and ultimately restoring ecological balance. Our mangrove restoration projects typically occur throughout Asia and Latin America where these trees are native and can thrive, including in Costa Rica, The Philippines, India, Haiti, and Guatemala. Your donation will provide social benefits in these regions, such as activities like fishing, and even new income generating options.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the Mangrove project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • We are mainly focused on planting Avicennia alba, a mangrove species that can withstand about 5 hours of submergence in salty water. Along the upper and soil-stabilized sites, we will be planting Sonneratia apetala with a variety of other species. Both of these species have lateral roots that aid in the resistance of water impact to lower tidal currents.

Mangroves play a vital role in our tropical and subtropical ecosystems. Found where ocean meets land, they protect our coastlines and keep our beaches beautiful. Learn more

With your help, we will:

  • Restore biodiversity in marine ecosystems
  • Increase capacity for 5-10x more carbon storage
  • Protect coastal communities from rising sea levels & storm surges
  • Mangroves play a vital part in our tropical and subtropical ecosystems. Found where ocean meets land, they protect our coastlines, keep our beaches beautiful, restore biodiversity in marine ecosystems, and store 5 to 10 times more carbon than land ecosystems. However, like many other tree species, mangroves are at risk. Some estimate that approximately 1% of our mangroves are lost yearly, posing a major threat to coastline communities. With your donation, we can restore our mangrove forests to protect vulnerable communities from rising sea levels and storm surges while also preventing soil erosion.
  • Like many mangrove areas, coastal forests provide vital protection for millions of people from climate change impacts, cyclones, tidal surges, and coastal erosion. Planting mangroves will help protect the natural embankments of river mouths, thus restoring the aquatic environment, and ultimately restoring ecological balance. Our mangrove restoration projects typically occur throughout Asia and Latin America where these trees are native and can thrive, including in Costa Rica, The Philippines, India, Haiti, and Guatemala. Your donation will provide social benefits in these regions, such as activities like fishing, and even new income generating options.
  • A personalized tree certificate (see gallery) to say thanks for your donation. We’ll also send you updates on the Mangrove project, so you can track the impact your trees are having on the community and environment.
  • We are mainly focused on planting Avicennia alba, a mangrove species that can withstand about 5 hours of submergence in salty water. Along the upper and soil-stabilized sites, we will be planting Sonneratia apetala with a variety of other species. Both of these species have lateral roots that aid in the resistance of water impact to lower tidal currents.

About Mangroves

If you've ever vacationed in a tropical climate, you’ve probably seen mangroves along the water. Did you know that these beautiful trees are crucial for helping the environment and protecting our coastlines?

Mangroves are wonderful trees that are tolerant to salt (halophytes) and can be found where the coast meets land in both tropical and subtropical climates.

Despite being trees, Mangroves have twisted roots and branches that look like thin stilts, holding them above the sand and water. These roots keep them safe from high-impact waves that come from the ever-changing tide. Their thick waxy leaves also act as a filter that repels salt from the water.

Not only have Mangroves shown to be adaptable trees, they have also proven to be critical for protecting our coasts, endangered species, and even play a part in helping fight the global climate crisis!

Why Plant Mangroves?

Mangroves vs Carbon

Mangroves vs Carbon

Mangroves are well-known for storing 5 to 10 times more carbon than other trees, which puts them at the frontline of the global climate crisis.

Guardian of the Shore

GUARDIANS OF THE SHORE

Planting mangroves makes for a great solution to combat the rising sea levels and extreme storm surges that are brought on by climate change.

Friends of Wildlife

FRIENDS OF Wildlife

Mangrove root systems encourage aquatic life to call these trees home. Above water, they provide shelter for cranes, eagles, monkeys, and tigers!

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