Start of tree planting in Mozambique

5 April 2021

Tree planting in Mozambique

Together with our tree planting partner Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden), we have officialy started our first tree planting projects. Eden is a non-profit organization based in California, USA, that works in developing countries to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests. We are proud to announce that Regreener is now planting trees in Mozambique.

Mozambique

Mozambique is located on the eastern coast of Africa with 68% of its population living in rural parts of the country. This Eastern African country is home to 20 globally threatened bird species, and over 200 endemic mammal species. With over 45% of the population living beneath the poverty line, the population relies heavily on its natural resources and forests for survival.

Eden Reforestation Projects is working with local communities and villagers to restore, replant and protect these precious forest systems.

Mangrove trees

Historically home to vast mangrove estuaries and forests, Mozambique’s mangroves have been largely decimated and destroyed. In response to this large-scale loss of mangroves in Mozambique, Eden initiated the Maputo Bay Reforestation Initiative with a vision to bring back the vitality of the forests that fringe the rivers and coastline of Maputo Bay in southern Mozambique. The project supports local communities to plant and manage mangrove forests, offers long-term employment and livelihood improvements to local communities, and protects the critical biodiversity that relies on mangrove forests to survive. Eden’s program began in October 2018 with the Katembe and Madjuva planting sites near Maputo. Since then, operations have grown to include several new mangrove sites and seven terrestrial sites. Eden has also expanded to Beira in central Mozambique.

Eden’s work in Mozambique helps protect coastal communities from environmental disasters, improve fisheries, remove carbon from the atmosphere, and increase biodiversity while also addressing the urgent need for poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment.