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Project type: Forestry and landscapes
Standards: CCB, VCS
Following rapid mangrove destruction in China up to 2001, a programme of protection was put in place and by 2019 67% of mangrove forests in the country were enclosed within protected areas. Zhanjiang, in Guangdong Province on the southern tip of the country, has one of the largest mangrove nature reserves, covering more than 20,000 hectares. This project extends that critical ecosystem by planting up to 400 hectares of new mangroves, restoring the degraded areas. Four native mangrove species are being used – Avicennia marina, Rhizophorasty losa, Kandelia obovata and Aegiceras corniculatum – and the project will form part of the protected area.
Sustainable Development Goals: In addition to delivering emissions reductions to tackle climate action (SDG 13), the project delivers a number of other benefits, including: