Seacology has worked to build resilience through its project focused on the conservation of mangroves among vulnerable communities in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka. The region, one of the country’s poorest areas, continues to suffer from the effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the long-lasting civil war that ended in 2009. Mangroves are critical to building resilience: combating the effects of global climate change by absorbing up to 50 times more carbon than other types of ecosystems, acting as a natural buffer against the force of storm surges, and acting as critical nursery grounds for fish, enhancing employment opportunities.
Read the Rethink.Earth article highlight Seacology’s project: Building resilience one mangrove forest at a time.
View Seacology’s final project poster here.