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Why trees are important

The trees we plant with the Eden Reforestation Projects support biodiversity, improve coastlines, provide meaningful incomes to indigenous people and grow mangrove trees which are an incredible carbon sink.

Impact of planting mangrove trees

‍Mangroves are unique ecosystems found over a large area in the tropics and occupy intertidal areas in more than 120 countries. Mangroves, and coastal wetlands in general, are globally important for the many services they provide to people and the planet. These services include protection from storm surges, protecting nurseries for fish and other marine life, providing building materials, firewood, and providing critically important services for stabilizing the global climate as an important storage of carbon.

Mangroves, an incredible carbon sink

‍With the rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions over the past century, the need for permanent carbon sinks has increased. The latest models suggest that to keep us within "acceptable" global temperature increase, it is no longer enough to simply reduce emissions and protect existing forests, but we need to increase the ability to rapidly sequester carbon. Globally, mangrove systems are estimated to hold an astonishing 20 petagrams of carbon. For a biome that represents less than 5% of the world's land area, this makes mangroves one of the most important carbon reserves, even more so than many rainforests such as the Amazon. Likewise, as a relatively fast-growing group of species, mangroves sequester carbon very quickly.

Help support wildlife and diversity

‍When forests are destroyed, wildlife species lose their natural habitat, forcing them to move and limiting their ability to survive. Madagascar is one of the world's greatest conservation priorities, with over 200 species of mammals, 100 species of lemurs, 300 species of birds and nearly 300 species of amphibians. About ninety percent of all game in Madagascar is endemic. Our work with Eden protects these wildlife species in Madagascar by restoring their natural habitats.

Read more at our partners: TheGoodAPI &The Eden Project