Why Mangroves in Madagascar?

150 species become extinct every day and no where is the problem greater than Madgascar

Madagascar has lost almost 95% of its rain forests and has the third highest number of endangered species in the world. Half of its population don't use money and are forced to cut down tress to farm to survive. That's why Madagascar needs help, but why Mangrove trees? 

- Mangrove trees store up to 2x (some argue it's 4x) more carbon than other trees in their elaborate root systems, and the stored carbon is so concentrated it has its own name, 'Blue Carbon';

- Mangrove trees actually 'nuture' their own babies as saplings called Propagules, which means they have a better chance of survival, to recycle yet more carbon as fully grown trees;

- Mangrove trees are the only trees able to live in salt water and provide coastal protection against rising sea levels and storm waters caused by climate change;

- Mangroves don't just create a habitat for land animals, their root systems embedded in salt water also attract fish and help marine life prosper;

- Mangrove trees live longer than people, so the carbon the recycle in their lives is for our lifetimes too.

Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island and is one of our planet's primary rainforests. With our planting partner Eden Reforestation Projects employing over 3,500 people in Madagascar alone to plant and look after trees, we know they will be there for your lifetime.  

When you plant your trees you know you are truly offsetting your carbon foot print for life. 

Why are 10 trees planted per band?

Simple, for every 10 trees planted we create a days work for a local person which is what enables Eden Reforestation Projects to employ 3,500 local people in Madagascar.

Eden Reforestation Projects 

Your trees are planted with Eden Reforestation Projects, our planting partner, who've been planting trees for 15 years on behalf of others and have planted over 500 million trees in over 150 projects, across 8 countries, in some of the worst affected forests. We are thankful to them for this opportunity to help the remarkable island of Madagascar.