Between land and sea, mangrove forests play an essential role in coastal ecosystems. Their branches and roots provide safe habitats for birds, sea turtles, snakes, and even hyenas. Their trunks serve as a key natural barrier between river and ocean water.
From 1980 – 2000, 35% of the world’s mangrove forests disappeared leading to ecosystem collapse and increased soil salinity, all of which threatens the livelihoods and food security of millions.
Save the trees
Since 1970, Senegal has lost nearly 45,000 hectares of mangrove forest to cycles of droughts, timber manufacturing, and infrastructure development creating waterway blockage.
While mangrove deforestation continues at an alarming rate, local efforts to protect and restore this vital tree have taken root. With our partners we have begun an effort to reforest millions of mangrove trees.
This effort will allow local populations to have access to the natural resources upon which they depend.
Get involved in efforts to protect this vital tree and watch the trailer for To: Studio’s short film, Prophecy N.15, about one artist’s confrontation with our collective destruction of the planet.
At to.org, we believe it’s critical to approach social and environmental crises through unique partnerships that reach a diverse audience and maximize the collective energy of our community.
To: Foundation has been collaborating with local implementation partners leading planting efforts around the world, and To: Create has partnered with Extreme E to spearhead their legacy program to raise awareness about the importance of mangroves.