Mangrove planting in Marotaola, Madagascar
Coastal mangrove restoration in Marotaola
Climate solution #52
Coastal wetland restoration
Along the fringes of coasts, where land and ocean meet, lie the world’s salt marshes, mangroves, and sea grasses. These coastal wetland ecosystems are found on every continent except Antarctica.
They provide nurseries for fish, feeding grounds for migratory birds, a first line of defence against storm surges and floodwaters, and natural filtration systems that boost water quality and recharge aquifers. Relative to their land area, they also sequester huge amounts of carbon in plants aboveground and in roots and soils below.
Coastal wetlands can store five times as much carbon as tropical forests over the long term, mostly in deep wetland soils. The soil of mangrove forests alone may hold the equivalent of more than two years of global emissions—22 billion tons of carbon, much of which would escape if these ecosystems were lost.
Photos from our Madagascar projects
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
Mangrove restoration in Madagascar
As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Mangrove restoration in Madagascar project:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals