Protecting + Restoring Mangroves Fights Climate ChangeDONATE
Mangroves act as a natural buffer defending coastal communities from flooding by dissipating wave energy and storm surge.
Mangroves are up to five times more effective at sequestering atmospheric carbon than tropical rainforests.
Mexico’s Pacific mangroves provide refuge for gray whales and migratory birds, feeding grounds for endangered sea turtles, and offer important nursery habitat for commercially valuable fisheries.
Mangrove forests cover just 0.1 percent of the planet’s surface but store up to 50 times more carbon per acre than land forests, even the rainforest. This carbon-storing superpower makes mangroves a critical part of the solution to climate change.Donate
Plant 25 seedlings and store the emissions from your round trip cross country flight.
Plant 100 seedlings and store the annual emissions from two cars.
Plant 500 seedlings and store the emissions from one million miles driven.
Plant 1,500 seedlings and grow a mangrove forest!