Supporting Mangrove Action Project to scale up CBEMR (Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration)
Mangrove forests are simultaneously one of the world’s most important ecosystems – and one of its most threatened.
From providing vital marine spawning grounds, to mitigating climate change (both through massive carbon sequestration potential, and in dealing with current effects like coastal erosion), maintaining biodiversity, and providing livelihoods to hundreds of millions around the world, mangroves are a vital resource for both local and global communities.
By working with forest communities, research academics, forest and environment departments, policy makers, and international policy and funding groups, The Mangrove Action Project supports the preservation and conservation of existing mangroves, educates on how to restore degraded or unhealthy mangrove ecosystems, and supports multiple generations to take an active interest in their local forests.
The Becht Foundation’s grant will support The Mangrove Action Project’s goal of providing and scaling up science-based ‘Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration’ (CBEMR) training and best practice for all relevant stakeholders.