Since the dawn of time, civilisations have been kept alive with healthy food and vital eco system services from the ocean.
Our continued existence depends on our custody of these immense resources.
A key to healthy oceans are mangroves, the only forest that grows in salt water, as a buffer between land and sea. This tree filters and cleans runoff and sediments, protects coral reefs and sea grass meadows, as well as provides the highest capacity to mitigate CO2, up to 5 times more than rainforest trees, with permanent storage in the ground. Its eco system services are of the highest value for life on our Blue Planet.
Mangrove forests save lives and properties from extreme weather in vulnerable coastal communities. This miracle tree creates higher ground as protection against rising sea levels.