Why we chose to plant mangroves
Mangroves have a top notch capacity for carbon sequestration. Studies show that mangroves “sequester carbon at a rate two to four times greater than mature tropical forest, and contain the highest carbon density of all terrestrial ecosystems” (Fatoyinbo et al, 2017).
Mangroves are a key part of coastal ecosystems, renowned for supporting fisheries, sediment regulation, and even helping to protect against storms and tsunamis (Donato et al, 2011). As mangroves live partially immersed in water, they are also very unlikely to catch fire, and do not take up critical space on land for farming.
Mangroves are ultimately one of the most effective and economic tools for offsetting carbon emissions. For each mangrove tree that our partners at the Eden Reforestation Projects plant, over 308kg (680lbs) of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere during its lifetime – an average of 12.3kg per year.