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  • Amazing biodiversity above, inside, and below mangrove forests

    Navigating New Regulation to Restore Mangroves on Village Land in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

    This project is intended to assess and develop the first major blue carbon project under new 2023 national forest carbon regulation in Indonesia, assessing the viability of mangrove restoration on village owned land in Southeast Sulawesi. This stage looks at restoring mangroves in 1729 hectares of abandoned fishponds.

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  • Financing mangrove and seagrass conservation and restoration, and marine protection, on Indonesia’s Misool Island

    Establishing the vital baseline and documentation necessary to eventually access carbon and biodiversity credits for different marine and coastal ecosystems on Misool Island, Indonesia. This will support conservation, afforestation and restoration activities in mangrove areas; marine biodiversity monitoring and protection for marine areas; and monitoring and improvement in seagrass health. The long-term goal is to fund a large-scale restoration and conservation.

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  • Mangrove roots, a harbour for biodiversity of all kinds. Photo by Damsea, Shutterstock

    Tañon Strait Protected Seascape, Philippines – mangrove forest restoration for sustainable, community-based conservation

    This project, conducted by Rare, aims to grow local environmental conservation and community development by creating a pathway to monetize blue carbon credits. Revenue streams will support the enabling conditions necessary for the future creation and maintenance of a type of Community Development Fund to maintain and conserve mangroves…

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  • Rajang-Sarawak rivers winding across Malaysian countryside to their deltas. Some of the most biodiverse parts of the planet. Photo by Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 satellite

    Restoring the Rajang Delta – Malaysia’s largest and most threatened mangrove ecosystems

    In an area of 77,600 hectares, where little blue carbon data is yet available, this project will define the technical, social, and financial viability of blue carbon projects in the Delta. It plans to map how investment can be directed towards strengthening community wellbeing, restoring and protecting endangered habitat, and building long-term ecosystem resilience.

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  • Ensuring the Financial Sustainability of Peru’s Largest Mangrove Sanctuary

    This Project aims to transform Santuario Nacional de los Manglares de Tumbes (SNLMT) into Peru’s pioneering investor-supported MPA. With blue carbon, sustainable shrimp aquaculture, and ecotourism as catalysts, the project will foster long-term financial sustainability, benefitting the MPA, investors, and local communities alike.

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  • Sustainably financing Palk Bay Dugong Conservation Area

    This project supports India’s National Action Plan for Dugong Conservation, aiming to restore the dugong population and habitat in the next two decades. It focuses on Palk Bay Dugong Conservation Reserve in Tamil Nadu. The Zoological Society of London, Wildlife Institute of India, and Tamil Nadu Forest Department will collaborate to manage and restore the reserve’s biodiversity, involving local communities. The project includes developing sustainable financing based on blue carbon, biodiversity, and local business investments.

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  • Sustainable financing of the Banggai Dalaka MPA network in Indonesia

    The project will contribute to the effective management and financial sustainability of a network of MPAs in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Working on protecting 600,000 hectares of high-biodiverse coral reefs and enhancing the direct livelihoods and food security for 4,000 households (most of them under poverty level).

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  • Abrolhos National Marine Park and Cassurubá Reserve: Sustainable Tourism as a Mechanism for Conservation and Economic Strengthening of Communities and Protected Areas

    The project aims to integrate MPAs and its surrounding communities to the tourism industry, as key elements of the landscape in southern Bahia, Brazil. Our goal is to develop sustainable ecotourism alternatives, reducing pressures on marine ecosystems, generating income to people, and engaging communities, businesses, and tourists on MPA’s management.

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  • Yawri Bay: Youth-Led and Community-based Mangrove Restoration

    This project, led by the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone in partnership with GREENLIFE West Africa, motivates youths in Sierra Leone for community-based mangrove conservation. It uses sustainable livelihood initiatives to restore degraded marine ecosystems, engaging young people in environmental stewardship.

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  • Unlocking Sustainable Marine Tourism Businesses Using Green Fins as a Resource for MPA Conservation

    Through a collaboration between the Reef-World Foundation, Coral Triangle Centre and UNEP-COBSEA, this project aims to identify new revenue generation mechanisms and enhance capacity for coral reef MPA management through the implementation of sustainable marine tourism standards using the Green Fins approach.

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  • Papua New Guinea community-led analysis and surveillance of mangrove forests

    Researchers, local communities and authorities are designing a locally-led monitoring campaign to assess the carbon reduction potential of the existing mangroves, as well as their rate of deterioration. With this knowledge in the hands of local communities, appropriate conservation goals can be implemented to preserve these natural ecosystems from potential impacts from industrial operations.

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  • Mixed-management Marine Protected Areas for restoring coastal ecosystems

    a mixed management solution for MPAs, combining fisheries management, protected areas management and sustainable financing of marine protected areas. Local communities and authorities, in collaboration with Konservasi Indonesia, will be fully engaged in the conservation, restoration and monitoring activities, fuelling knowledge transfer and training of the local communities.

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  • Sustainable seafood through restoring Indonesian mangrove forests

    The project leader’s aim is to develop 5000 hectares of fishponds containing at least 50% mangrove cover, by 2030. This large expansion of hybrid mangrove and aquaculture areas will also increase the benefits for the fishermen and investors, with the project leaders aiming to obtain the Selva Shrimp certification.

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  • Mangrove and seagrass restoration in Indonesia

    Aiming to diagnose the state of the existing ecosystems and to develop a plan for restoring, protecting, and rehabilitating mangrove and seagrass ecosystems around three regions of the Indonesian archipelago.

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  • Restoring coral reef barriers using hybrid green-grey reefs

    Climate change is creating new challenges for the Caribbean region, with sea level rise, and increased extreme weather events putting thousands of livelihoods at risk. At the same time, coral reefs are degrading due to climate change. These essential ecosystems hold close to 25% of the world’s marine life, and act as a natural barrier slowing down waves, reducing extreme weather events´ effects.

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  • Nature-based bioreactor wastewater management system for Palau

    Nature-based wastewater management system for Palau combining a septic system with a bioreactor garden

    The natural environment around the Pacific islands is highly vulnerable to both natural and human impacts. The current methods used for wastewater management have shown negative impacts on freshwater quality, and have been associated with increased algal blooms, dying coral, and decreasing numbers of marine life.

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  • Developing and restoring mangrove habitats using dredged sediments

    This first of its kind approach in South America aims to create 50 hectares of mangrove habitats in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador through the reuse of dredged materials. Dredging is used to clear away sediment deposits that have accumulated in lakes, rivers, channels, and harbours around the world.

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  • Mangrove project in Benin to improve local living standards

    Beyond the protection of mangroves in the Community Biodiversity Conservation Area of Bouche du Roy, the project will help to improve the living standards of the local communities, while promoting sustainable use of the ecosystem, environmental education, and ecotourism.

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  • Sustainable shrimp farming in Indonesia

    Shrimp aquaculture does not have to have a negative impact on ecosystems. When properly implemented, it presents a resilient income stream in regions with little alternative economic opportunities while protecting and restoring biodiversity.

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  • Strengthening the resilience of Peru’s largest mangrove forest

    This project aims to quantify the potential of the National Sanctuary Manglares de Tumbes as a source of carbon credits to provide local communities with a new income stream and fund ongoing management of the site.

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  • Safeguarding biodiversity and livelihoods in Madagascar

    This project aims to create, protect, restore and manage at least 2,088 ha of mangrove forest across three sites on the north-western coast of Madagascar. Having already completed a pilot phase, the project is now looking to accelerate and upscale activities with an aim to start selling carbon credits.

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  • Restoring mangroves for disaster protection in the Philippines

    Despite providing disaster risk reduction, coastal protection against floods, storms, tsunamis and sea level rise, mangrove forests are under threat. Partners Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Coast4C (C4C) are working to protect and restore large areas of mangrove forest using their proven assisted natural regeneration approach.

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  • Blue carbon in Zanzibar

    Terra Global is structuring a project to conserve > 16,000ha of mangrove forests on the Zanzibar islands of Pemba and Unguja.

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  • Blue Carbon in Kenya

    The Wildlife Conservation Society is working with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute in pioneering a project aimed at generating carbon credits from seagrass beds in Kenya.

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  • Mangrove roots, a harbour for biodiversity of all kinds. Photo by Damsea, Shutterstock

    Blue Carbon in Indonesia

    Forest Carbon is working on a plan to conserve mangrove forests in Indonesia. With the support of the BNCFF, the company will carry out a full feasibility assessment of a coastal Mangrove ecosystem in West Kalimantan spanning more than 15,000 hectares.

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  • Tourism and MPA, Belize

    PRESS RELEASE Mirova, Iucn, Tasa, Blue Finance And Ministry Of Blue Economy Of Belize Announce Their Partnership In An Innovative Blended Finance Facility To Improve The Management Of Belize’s Marine Protected Areas & Contribute To Its Blue Economy.

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  • Seaweed farming

    The latest Blue Natural Capital Financing Facility project has Seaweed farming at its core. It is the fastest-growing aquaculture sector, offering benefits to individual farmers and communities, while at the same time bringing immense potential for biodiv

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  • Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

    While Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are spreading globally, only a few have robust compliance and enforcement mechanisms in place while the majority may not be much more than paper tigers.

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  • Selva Shrimp Kalimantan

    Since 1961 the annual global growth in fish consumption has been twice as high as population growth, demonstrating that the fisheries and aquaculture sector is crucial in meeting FAO’s goal of a world without hunger and malnutrition says Josè Graziano da Silva, former FAO Director-General. Yet, aquaculture and in particular shrimp aquaculture have had a hugely detrimental effect on coastal ecosystems. In Indonesia, this form of food production has damaged or degraded around 70 % of its mangrove forests according to the Global Mangrove Alliance.

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  • Net-Works

    On the current trajectory of plastic pollution and overfishing, there will be one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish in the ocean by 2025. The most affected people are those in marginalised rural communities, especially in Southeast Asia, which is a marine biodiversity hotspot and contributes more than 60 % of the world`s marine debris.

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