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Mozambique, Africa

Planting Region & Country

Mahubo, Mozambique, Africa

Type of Trees

Mangrove trees are halophyte plants that thrive in salt water. There are 9 species in Mozambique; Avicennia marina, Rhizophora mucronata,  Ceriops tagal , Lumnitzera racemosa, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza , Sonneratia alba,  Xylocarpus granatum Koenig, Xylocarpus moluccensis

Key Impact Areas

Restoring Biodiversity & Habitats - Climate Stability - Social & Community impact

United Nations SDG's

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be achieved by 2030. This mangrove reforestation project supports 10 of the UN goals, helping to resolve many of the challenges and to achieve a better, more sustainable future for all. Our planting partner Eden Reforestation hires local people to reforest their region.

Project Description 

The Mahubo planting site comprises a narrow strip of partially degraded mangrove forests, located on the western bank of the Tembe river, approximately 18 kilometers south of its confluence with the Mbuluzi, Matola and Infulene rivers that form the “Estuário do Espírito Santo“ delta. This large estuary flows into Maputo harbor, the main commercial seaport of Maputo Bay in Mozambique

Community Benefits 

The project is located in Boane, a district with a community of approximately 102,000 individuals who primarily rely on agriculture for their livelihood. The region has suffered significant losses to its mangrove forests due to overharvesting as well as tropical storms in recent years. This destruction has exposed residents to extreme weather conditions and has had a negative impact on their ability to make a living. A consistent income tied to sustainable land-use practices will significantly improve the overall wellbeing of the community. Planting mangrove trees will stimulate  economic growth, breaking the cycle of poverty, and empowering the community. 

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