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Mangrove Restoration, Bang Pu


Location: Samutprakarn,Thailand
Donor: Quartermaster Department Royal Thai Army
Date: 2008-ongoing


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Objectives

  1. Mangrove Forest Restoration
  2. Environmental education
  3. Conservation of coastal habitat

Project Overview

The aim of the project is to regenerate an ecologically damaged area through mangrove reforestation and conservation. At the moment, mangroves are one of the world’s most threatened habitats, more than half the world’s mangrove forests have already been destroyed. Less than 1% of the remaining mangrove forests have any form of protection. Mangroves once covered more than 3/4 of the tropical coastline, but is now a habitat threatened with extinction.

PATT is pleased to join forces with interested partners to sponsor mangrove planting projects to improve the environment. Many school groups, companies, families, and our EcoKids Camps come to volunteer with PATT at this site. If you are interested in doing the same, please contact us for more details.

Project Details

Despite their smelly reputation, mangrove forests play an important role in acting as spawning and nursery areas for many species. They absorb more carbon dioxide per unit area than ocean phytoplankton, a critical factor in global climate stability. Mangroves protect shorelines from damaging storm and hurricane winds, waves, and floods, and also help prevent erosion by stabilising sediments with their tangled root systems.

They maintain water quality and clarity, filtering pollutants and trapping sediments originating from land. They not only play multiple ecological functions essential to their surrounding habitats, but are also an important resource for coastal communities.

Goals

Regenerate a mangrove forest degraded area
Rebuild a natural mangrove forest by planting trees suitable to the local area
Restore biodiversity to the immediate area by providing a habitat for native animals
Protect coastlines against erosive wave action and build a natural barriers against torrential storms by planting mangrove trees
Take action against climate change ­ trees absorb carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas, from our atmosphere and store the carbon while releasing oxygen. Forests act as carbon sinks and one tree can store between 500kg ­ 1 tonne of CO2 over its lifetime

PATT is pleased to join forces with interested partners to sponsor mangrove planting projects to improve the environment. Many school groups, companies, families, and our EcoKids Camps come to volunteer with PATT at this site. If you are interested in doing the same, please contact us for more details.

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