Seagrass meadows, mangroves and coastal wetlands capture carbon at a rate greater than that of tropical forest!
Seagrass consists of flowering plants that live in shallow waters along coastal areas. Their leaves form large underwater meadows and host many animal ecosystems. Seagrasses occupy 0.1% of the seafloor, yet are responsible for 11% of the organic carbon buried in the ocean (also called « blue carbon »). These meadows form the basis of the world’s primary fishing grounds, supplying 20% of the world’s fisheries, and support communities and livelihoods. They provide vital nutrition for close to 3 billion people, and 50% of animal protein to 400 million people in the third world
Why Restore Seagrass?
Despite its importance, seagrass is disappearing. In the last 40 years, we’ve lost one third of seagrass meadows globally.
Storms, diseases and humans induced threats such as pollution can have devastating local effects. Physical disturbance can also occur from contact with boat propellers and from chain moorings. Choosing to support this project not only increases carbon sequestering and protected seaforestation, but also underwater habitats, and the wellbeing of our oceans and seas. In the last decade, multiple projects have been committed to reversing that trend, working to conserve seagrass to ensure that the benefits they provide communities are sustained now and for the future.
🌿 2,000,000 Seeds planted by the project developer
🌏 Developer restores seagrass across 14 countries
🙋 3000+ volunteers engaged
Partnerships & Certification
Sustainable Cities and Communities: Seagrass protects coastal communities and improves air quality
Responsible Consumption and Production: This project encourages the sustainable use and management of seagrass
Climate Action: Seagrass sequesters carbon and strengthens resilience to natural disasters
Life Below Water: This project creates the first ever full scale seagrass restoration project in the UK
Partnerships for the Goals: Conserving seagrass demands working together
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: This project promotes inclusivity and sustainability in industry
Reduced Inequalities: Seagrass meadows make significant food and economic security contributions to coastal communities