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MANGROVE PLANTING IN MADAGASCAR

MANGROVE PLANTING IN MADAGASCAR

Madagascar is more than just an island from an animated movie. It’s a nation with over 200,000 species of plants and animals that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. But more than 90% of Madagascar’s original forests have been destroyed, displacing entire animal species and taking away the Malagasy’s ability to farm and live on the land. Entire mangrove estuaries are gone, leaving the bare earth to wash away into the sea.  

Your funds support the non-profit Eden Reforestation Projects as they continue to reforest the island. Eden are world leaders in responsible reforestation, having already planted 265 million trees and created 2.6 million work days for local communities. 

We have our own designated land, to the north west of the island, near Marataola. Here we are planting in an area of 1,354 hectares (about 180km2). We’ll be planting our first two million mangroves here, then we should be able to move along the coast as our contributions continue grow.

 

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There are lots of questions you might have about planting trees as a climate change solution, ECOLOGI have put pen to paper and answered them in their article on responsible reforestation.

Photography credit: Eden Reforestation Projects

CLIMATE SOLUTION #5

TROPICAL FORESTS

In theory, 751 million acres of degraded land in the tropics could be restored to continuous, intact forest. Using current and estimated commitments from the Bonn Challenge and New York Declaration on Forests, our model assumes that restoration could occur on 435 million acres. Through natural regrowth, committed land could sequester 1.4 tons of carbon dioxide per acre annually, for a total of 61.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050. Only carbon stored in soil organic matter and aboveground biomass is accounted for; below-ground biomass is not included.

From drawdown.org

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS:

EDEN REFORESTATION PROJECTS IN MADAGASCAR

As a customer of INNIKA, with every garment purchased from our shop, your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Eden Reforestation Projects in Madagascar project:

 
Sustainable Development Goal #1
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Sustainable Development Goal #10
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Sustainable Development Goal #2
Rethink how we grow, share and consume our food. We can provide nutritious food for all.
Sustainable Development Goal #13
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainable Development Goal #3
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Sustainable Development Goal #14
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.
Sustainable Development Goal #5
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Sustainable Development Goal #15
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Sustainable Development Goal #8
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Sustainable Development Goal #17
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.


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PROJECT LOCATION: MARATAOLA, MADAGASCAR