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Pakistan 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


In Pakistan, 34% of mangrove forests were lost between 1990 and 2010, leading to floods, land erosion, and significantly less sequestering of carbon from the atmosphere. The mangrove reforestation project is located across the Indus Delta within Sindh, Pakistan's third-largest province. The region, which looks out to the Arabian Sea, is home to a high biodiversity of benthic invertebrates. It sustains productive fisheries, serves as an important feeding ground for migratory shorebirds and supports the socioeconomic livelihoods of coastal villagers who collect shellfish and crabs. These intertidal wetlands also provide fertile ground for sequestering and storing vast amounts of atmospheric carbon.

Project Outcome

This large-scale mangrove program is restoring around 226,000 hectares of degraded delta banks with remnant mangrove forest, protected and monitored over a 60-year lifespan. This project has already been operational for six years and has restored more than 86,000 hectares of degraded mangrove forests and tidal wetlands, to which these carbon credits have now been issued in 2022

Fact File

💧 49,000 people now have access to safe water

📏 86,409 hectares of degraded delta banks restored

💨 142,050,139 CO2 emissions removed

🕒 60-year project life

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Our Impact to Date

142,050,139 tonnes CO2e removed

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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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