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Nigeria Mangroves

What is Blue Carbon?

Blue carbon is simply the term for carbon captured by the world's ocean and coastal ecosystems. Seagrass, mangroves and salt marshes along our coast "capture and hold" carbon, acting as something called a carbon sink. These coastal systems, though much smaller in size than the planet's forests, sequester this carbon at a much faster rate, and can continue to do so for millions of years. Most of the carbon taken up by these ecosystems is stored below ground where we can't see it, but it is still there. The carbon found in coastal soil is often thousands of years old!

About this Project


The Niger Delta on the Altlantic Ocean coast in Nigeria is Africa's largest wetland. It is home to more than 20 million people and has one of the highest concentrations of biodiversity on our planet, but the abundance of life in this ecosystem has degraded over the past decades. The symbiosis of fauna and flora has been interrupted by illegal logging activities, which harm the ecosystem and put local livelihoods at risk. Today, the increased awareness of the Delta's value for the people and the planet has led to initiatives aiming at the full restoration of the mangroves.

Project Outcome

Everi and Furthr support and manages this project to reforest degraded areas, build up knowledge and create livelihood alternatives in the local communities by aiming to plant 1,000,000 red mangroves every year in partnership with local organisations. During the process of photosynthesis, our blue carbon project will reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere by storing it in the coastal and marine ecosystem of the project region. Mangroves forest are thus amongst the most effective means to sequester CO2 levels and store it naturally. In the soils softened by the waters of the Niger, the trees can be planted easily. As a rule, one meter of space is left between the seedlings. Thus, theoretically, 10,000 seedlings can be planted per hectare.

Fact File

💼 10 full-time jobs created

🎓 400 women trained with specialized knowledge on project activities

🐟 Mangrove swamps provide a habitat for fish and other sea life

🦎 Provides habitat for native reptile and bird species

Partnership & Certification

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Our Impact to Date

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SDG Contributions

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

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