Mangroves could be an excellent nature-based solution in helping to turn the tide on climate change, protecting communities from flooding and preserving our precious natural world, says Abu Dhabi, which is using its expertise to support the conservation and restoration of carbon sink mangrove habitats throughout the world. In the last 20 years, close to 20 million seeds have been planted across Abu Dhabi, increasing its mangrove cover by 6,400 ha. It is using extremely accurate mapping to drop germinated seeds from drones at a rate of 2,000 per ten minutes as part of its COP26 pledge to plant 100 million mangroves by 2030. Globally, intertidal mangrove forests store carbon equivalent to over 21 billion tons of CO2. The Abu Dhabi Mangrove Initiative will develop science-based guidance and cutting-edge planting methods to enhance the success of restoration projects globally.

Read Full Story