Restoring mangrove ecosystems in the Bahamas and El Salvador
Mangrove Action Project (MAP) is making significant strides in the restoration of vital mangrove ecosystems, contributing to the revival of mangroves in ecologically important areas across the world, including El Salvador and the Bahamas.
In a recent venture to the Bahamas, MAP facilitated two critical mangrove restoration workshops on Andros Island and Grand Bahama. Earlier this year, MAP embarked on a return visit to the Bay of Jiquilisco in El Salvador, where a decade-long national endeavour to restore mangrove forests has rejuvenated hundreds of hectares of mangrove forest.
Mangroves hold immense significance for coastal communities, acting as a natural buffer against erosion, strong winds and storms. These ecosystems house valuable marine species, critical for local fisheries and tourism. Despite their importance, mangroves face mounting threats, from pollution to coastal development and climate change impacts.
The collaborative partnership between Becht Foundation and Mangrove Action Project underscores our shared commitment to ecological preservation and sustainable development.