WIF is a non-political/non-religious International NGO, specialized in blue carbon projects in support of UN Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2012 WIF pioneered the first mangrove restoration project in Asia to be verified by VERRA and has since expanded its blue carbon achievements to include sea grass conservation and seaweed planting/harvesting for human consumption and various other products. This was expanded to include wild seaweed harvest in 2022 to further increase the climate impact.
It latest project development is to improve food security with potentials from mangrove trees and associate plants, as well as promote natural medicinal products from its mangrove parks in 3 countries covering 60,000 ha by early 2022 and fast expanding.
WIF has with scientific methods greatly improved planting methods with higher cost efficiency and 96% record survival rate of plants. WIF has also gained valuable experience in planting on mud flats, grasslands and wetlands, still maintaining its 96% high survival rate of plants.
WIF has a highly motivates professional staff of 65, the majority forestry graduates with long experience in mangrove restoration (among them 3 scientists with PhD in Mangrove Restoration and Marine Science), 32 Forestry University graduate field technicians and 700 trained planters.
Our goals are to restore lost mangrove forests with 1 billion trees by 2030, mitigating over 200 million tons CO2 during 25 years of tree growth. This is doable in partnership with likeminded investment partners sharing the same vision for a sustainable future from nature’s own climate solution tested during millions of years.
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