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Seagrass Restoration

Team Size


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Seeds Planted


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Programme Type

Multi Site

About Seagrass

Seagrass meadows, mangroves and coastal wetlands capture carbon at a rate greater than that of tropical forests!

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.

Fact File

🌿 2,000,000 seeds planted by the project developer 

🌏 Developer restores seagrass across 14 countries

🙋 3000+ volunteers engaged

Partnerships & Certification

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Project Location

SDG Certifications


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

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