Generating blue carbon credits through the sustainable management of mangroves is helping alleviate poverty and support biodiversity conservation in Madagascar’s coastal areas. The mangroves not only support globally important marine biodiversity but also the traditional livelihoods and fisheries of some of the world’s most vulnerable coastal communities. Yet they are under threat due to unregulated harvesting for timber and charcoal.
“Mangroves are particularly important for women. Women don’t have alternative ways of making money when mangroves are degraded.