Wildlife thrives, as the unique environment formed by mangroves provide a habitat bustling with biodiversity. In Cool Earth’s partners in Wabumari and Gadaisu, the vast array of species living in the mangroves include shrimps and mud crabs, which are collected as a regular source of protein. And, not only that, they also help in the fight against climate change. They are among the most carbon-rich forests in the tropics.
As well as providing communities with sources of food and water, traditionally mangrove leaves have been used for thatching and animal fodder, and creepers used to make fishnets and baskets.
So, from increasing biodiversity to minimising the impacts of climate change by locking carbon Mangroves are playing their part in saving the rainforest.