International Day of the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
Today is a day to celebrate Eden’s efforts to conserve mangrove forests!
Over the course of the last 10 years, Eden’s village workers in Madagascar have planted over 140 million mangrove trees. Thanks to the amazing planting production, there are already massive tracks of mangrove estuary land at multiple estuary sites in Madagascar restoring the ecosystem balance. In addition, the village employees are adding over 2.7 million more trees every month. Putting it another way, villagers are planting over 88,000 more trees per day. [As of 2017]
Mangroves are crucial for coastal ecosystems. The forests are essential to the health of coral reefs, provide protection of coastlines, reduce carbon in the atmosphere, and are a major part of entire underwater ecosystems.
Eden is now actively in the process of adding more mangrove restoration projects in Haiti and Indonesia. Eden’s minimum goal is to see 100 million mangroves planted each year by 2020.
That’s something to get excited about!
Here’s how you can do your part in preserving the mangrove ecosystem this year and in the years to come… A donation of $10 per month will plant 1,200 trees each year and will give a village worker 12 days of employment with Eden Reforestation Projects. In this way land, lives, and whole ecosystems are being restored.