Realizing the importance of mangroves, coastal communities are putting them back


21 March 2021, International Day of Forests: Mangroves are breeding grounds for aquatic species, barriers to oceanic surges, and protectors against erosion; they are essential for enabling communities to adapt to climate change and rising seas. ITTO projects in locations as far apart as Cameroon, Fiji and Guatemala are working with communities to restore their precious mangrove resources.