Rescue a Mangrove

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Join our environmental conservation initiative and contribute to rescue a mangrove for its protection and development in a new space!

Make up for your trip by rescuing a mangrove tree

Help us reach our goal of rescuing 1,000,000 mangroves in the next 5 years and contribute to the conservation of mangrove ecosystems! Each tree we plant not only benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also helps to maintain biodiversity and protect the species that depend on this ecosystem for their livelihood. Join us in our mission to rescue the mangrove today!

More than 200,000 mangrove seedlings planted to date in Montecarmelo Sabanilla Atlántico Colombia.

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Donation Options

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Rescue one (1) mangrove for a $5 USD donation

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Rescue five (5) mangrove trees for the donation of $20 USD.

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Rescue forty (40) mangrove trees for the donation of $80 USD.

Join our movement! If you would like to make further contributions or become a monthly member, do not hesitate to contact the Batis team. Together we can achieve greater mangrove planting and contribute to the conservation of the environment.

The money received will be registered as a donation, a certificate will be issued detailing the amount donated. This certificate will be used for the deduction in the current fiscal year's income tax return.

Frequently Asked Questions

How you will rescue a mangrove

What happens to my contribution?

  • We will rescue mangroves in the Colombian Caribbean.
  • We will reach the first goal of 1,000,000 mangroves planted.
  • We will work with local communities to restore the balance of mangrove ecosystems.
  • We protect the coastline from erosion by rescuing the mangrove ecosystem.
  • We increase Greenhouse Gas (GHG) sequestration through the conservation and restoration of mangrove ecosystems.
Why are we talking about rescuing a mangrove?
  • Mangroves have the fantastic capacity to germinate their seed while still in the tree, being a viviparous organism.
  • When it falls already germinated in the water and floats, it only needs to settle on some soil, this is known as propagule.
  • On many occasions these propagules accumulate in large quantities and a few manage to grow.
  • At Batis our work consists of rescuing the remaining propagules and taking them to a community nursery where we help them grow.
  • When these propagules are healthy and strong, they will be reforested in degraded areas in need of mangrove restoration.
How often is mangrove planting done?
  • One to two sowings are made per year depending on the amount of propagules rescued.
  • We will be posting the information of this planting in all our social networks @batisbatis
What is the difference between mangrove and mangrove?
  • The mangrove is the individual.
  • Mangrove refers to the set of mangroves, the ecosystem.
Why is the mangrove important?
  1. Carbon absorption and storage, they have the capacity to accumulate carbon 5 to 10 times more than terrestrial ecosystems.
  2. Climate regulation, like other trees, the mangrove acts as a temperature regulator by shading the area covered and stimulating rainfall by storing and releasing water vapor.
  3. A habitat for biodiversity, the mangrove provides food and shelter to countless terrestrial, marine and bird species. It also serves as a cradle home for fish and crustaceans.
  4. Economic livelihoods. About 80% of commercial fish species spend part of their life cycle in these ecosystems or depend on them for food.
  5. Shoreline protection, thanks to the location in between the coast and inland, mangroves reduce the impact of waves, stabilize sea level rise and protect the deterioration of the coastline and extreme weather events such as storms.
  6. Erosion reduction, mangroves reduce the flow of sediments coming from inland to the sea. In this way they work as a filter preventing sediments from reaching and affecting coral reefs.
What are the causes of the deterioration of the Mangrove?
  • Water deficit, since in some sectors precipitation is less than potential evapotranspiration.
  • The construction of civil works: highways, housing complexes, docks, ports and ill-conceived works.
  • The expansion of urban, agricultural and industrial frontiers.
  • Contamination by hydrocarbons and plastics.
  • Clear-cutting of the mangrove forest for subsequent burning, land filling, and infrastructure construction.
  • The obstruction of water flows, by blocking natural channels or placing embankments that prevent the free flow of freshwater from various rivers and the interruption of flows between marshes and the sea.
  • Sedimentation of mangrove ecosystems caused by poor management of upper watershed areas.
  • Erosion of mangrove ecosystems, mainly caused by constant and strong waves and ocean currents; also by natural disasters, caused by hurricanes and by the actions of wood-boring mollusks.

Sources:

  • Russo R. 2009. PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR MEASURING CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN FOREST BIOMASS. Earth University. Carbon Neutral Unit. Limon, Costa Rica. 17 pp.
  • Cifuentes - Jara, M.; Brenes, C.; Leandro, P.; Molina, O.; Romero, T.E.; Torres, D.; Velásquez, S. 2018. Central American manual for the measurement of blue carbon in mangroves. Turrialba, Costa Rica, CATIE. 92 p. (Technical series.Technical report, no.#141).
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