Did you know that the destruction of Earth’s mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than land-based ones? Almost half of the world’s mangroves being lost in the last 50 years alone - according to a study commissioned by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP). To combat this growing problem, we have set up volunteer mangrove Conservation Projects overseas.
While it is true that mangroves can be naturally damaged and destroyed, there is no doubt that human impact has been the most severe.
In this blog, you can read more about why mangroves are important and why you should protect them.
How can you take care of mangroves?
Projects Abroad and our local partners in Fiji, Thailand and Mexico are working towards the same objectives. With our mangrove reforestation work, we aim to see faster seedling growth, improved plant survival rates, and see more diverse and buoyant mangrove forests come to fruition. However, before this can be achieved, we need manpower.
Volunteers form a vital part in this process, and we invite you to join us and contribute to our mangrove initiatives that supports both the marine environment and the people that surround it.