Unfortunately, mangroves are being lost at a rate of 2 % per year, mainly in Southeast Asia. Carbon emissions from mangrove deforestation account for up to 10 % of emissions from deforestation globally, despite accounting for less than 1 % of land coverage.
Over 200 million people live within 10 metres of the sea level or in the vicinity of mangrove forests. Mangroves provide food and support business activity for many of them. This is especially true for impoverished and vulnerable communities that rely on the abundance of mangrove forests for their livelihoods.
Mangrove Trees can extract & store huge amounts of CO2. Planting these trees is one of the simplest methods to reduce emissions.
The plantation of mangroves around villages at the Periphery of the Sundarbans National Park directly impacts rural livelihoods by creating jobs in nursery and planting activities, improve fisheries catch, provide flowers, fruit, fodder and fuel to rural communities and wildlife, generate oxygen, reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, fight climate change, and benefit endemic wildlife including the endangered Tiger.
“550,000 trees planted in the villages of Radhanagar, Taranagar, Rajapur, Pakhirala, Kachukhali, Ranipur and nearby areas in West Bengal, India.”
Low-cost renewable energy technology & capacity-building activities at the village level.
109 villages and 3750 households will be provided with Smokeless Eco Friendly stoves.