Over the last few days we joined some of the team at @wildcoastcostasalvaje to help spread the word about the work they are doing to promote the importance of #bluecarbon, carbon capture by marine and coastal ecosystems.
We learnt that mangrove forests store up to five times more carbon than land based forests, because the deep mud between the trees’ propagated root systems effectively capture and store atmospheric carbon.
Aside from climate change resiliency, research has indicated that mangrove forests help facilitate increases in fish biomass in nearby coral reefs.
#Wildcoast in partnership with @conanp_mx has conserved nearly 6,000 acres of mangroves along the coast of Bahia Magdalena and Sinaloa, with applications submitted for the preservation of another 31,000 acres.
Wildcoast’s work to conserve carbon sequestering ecosystems, strengthen natural protected areas and advance public policy for #climatechange adaptation, are all necessary steps to maintain a liveable planet for future generations.
Stay tuned for videos coming out soon. (at Baja California Sur, Mexico)