Adopted by UNESCO in 2015, and celebrated annually on 26 July, it aims to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems, promoting solutions for their management, conservation and sustainable uses.
Mangroves absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it for centuries in aquifers. In fact, they can store up to 10 times more carbon dioxide per hectare of land than 'normal' and common terrestrial forests. They nourish and protect thousands of species of living beings and can cope with even the most extreme conditions. Mangroves not only stop storm surges, but also global warming in the long term.
THE TREES WE PLANTED AND WHERE
Cocoa [Cameroon]; Coffee [Ecuador]; Cashew [Ghana]; White Mangrove [Honduras]; Coffee, Mururuku and Guava [Kenya] and Markhamia [Tanzania]. The trees in this forest will absorb 3.69 t of CO2.