Six million mangrove seedlings had been planted with an 86 percent success rate as of the VCS report. Worldview International Foundation aims to restore 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of destroyed mangrove forest in Myanmar over the next 15 years.
Forest has finally begun to reclaim land at the $200mm Dragon Mart mega-mall proect site in the Riviera Maya, while the local chapter of Mexico’s beekeeper association expects a bumper honey harvest this year,
With field projects under way in South and Southeast Asia, the MFF-FAO program aims to develop a low-cost mechanism for mangrove conservation and sustainable development to supplement the sale of carbon credits.
Coastal ecosystems – marshes, bogs, swamps, seagrass beds and mangroves among them – provide a wide range of beneficial services that have all too often been unknown to or ignored, including serving as carbon sinks. A ¨blue carbon¨ study by non-profit Restore America’s Estuaries puts numbers on the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) seagrasses, marshes and mangroves in the…
A Suriname university professor and students are building permeable dams along the Surinam coast, reclaiming land and facilitating mangrove reforestation that protects coastal areas and communities from erosion.
Threatened by rising sea levels and the incidence of extreme weather events, coastal communities, economies and ecosystems could benefit greatly by conserving natural coastal “infrastructure,” as well as implementing innovative hybrid approaches that combine habitat restoration and built structures, according to NOAA study authors.