Combating Climate Change with Mangrove Forestry, Education, and Blockhain
 
 

Corporate Partnerships

Collaborations are key to drive the protection and sustainable development of mangrove forestry


 
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What can we do together?

Our approach to business partnerships is to tailor our campaign and messaging to suit your business purpose.  We believe it is critical to prove the real-world and tangible benefits of our partnership. This can be expressed in terms of habitat protected, carbon sequestered, local jobs created or the human impact on communities.

As a growing NGO, we seek to nurture our partnerships through transparency and accountability. You can expect to know how every dollar is spent and why your contribution matters. Global Mangrove Trust can explore ways in which we can help your business cost effectively reach its sustainability goals.

You can expect your business to benefit from improved brand-lift, increased exposure, engaged employees, a boost in customer loyalty and access to key global market knowledge and expertise.

Explore the variety of ways you can collaborate with the Global Mangrove Trust. If you’re interested in learning more, please complete our partnership enquiry form and email us at hello@globalmangrove.org.

 
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Partners 

Explore our diverse portfolio of multi-faceted partnerships with leading companies – aligning business objectives with an environmental mission.

Employee engagement 

Rally employees, increase morale, foster team building, and promote the company’s social investment strategy by tailor making engagement opportunities for your team. 

 

Cause Marketing

Companies looking to increase sales, engage new consumers and build consumer loyalty may join forces on an integrated consumer-facing campaign.

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Products 

Boost brand reputation and open new market niches by donating products to the cause.  Help us optimize reforestation project around the globe.

 

Innovation 

An emerging “restoration economy” is focussing on reforestation on otherwise degraded land. Join us to  develop ideas to accelerate change for reforestation. 

Skills based volunteering 

GMT welcomes corporations to lend their expertise and resources on a pro-bono basis to provide marketing, business and technology solutions.

 
 

Our Partners

 

 
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WIF works with local communities to reforest and conserve mangroves in Myanmar and across the Bay of Bengal.
 
Generation Blue is building an innovation platform to be nature’s pioneering investment bank that connects eco-heroes to capital markets.
 
SUPKids teaches kids Standup Paddleboarding, water safety, and marine stewardship in experiential and integrative ways.
 

Cause Marketing

GMT partners with some of the world’s leading corporations and brands to create global and domestic cause marketing programs that yield powerful results. Together, we not only achieve our partners’ business objectives through a meaningful connection with GMT’s mission, we ultimately transform the health of the planet. Our portfolio of cause marketing campaigns combine innovative ways to successfully drive consumer engagement that result in best-in-class partnerships.

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Water: Mangrove forests are located at a critical point in catchment areas where the trees filter the toxins, caused by human upstream human activities, before they enter more sensitive aquatic ecosystems.  Mangroves trees are able to filter effectively due to their resilience to extreme environments and their intricate root systems.  These root systems slow the flow of catchment run-off to a point that encourages sediment disposition.  Sediment disposition locks the toxins underground, rather than having them being released into the sea grass beds and coral reefs further down stream.

 

Soil: The biggest threat to land productivity in coastal areas is salinity, sea level rise and Acid Sulphate Soils. These three threats will deem affected land unproductive for decades and can only be revived using expensive methods of environmental engineering. Establishing mangrove trees secures the top-soil which reduces erosion and maintains ground water levels. Not only does this ensure the heath of the forest itself over time but it also buffers the neighbouring communities who use the land for agricultural purposes against these same threats.

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Biodiversity: It is well known that reforestation will increase biodiversity in an area.  In this aspect mangrove forests go a step further and create important green corridors, which are crucial for habitat connectivity.  Mangrove reforestation along coastlines and estuarine areas are key areas which buffer fauna habitats against the effects of climate change and sea level rise. These areas connect the terrestrial habitats and the coastal habitats together so that animals may relocate further inland when there is a threat of sea level rise or inundation to a local habitat.

 

Fisheries: Mangrove restoration creates a safe haven for the smaller fish and the juvenile fish species that fisheries rely on to stock current wild schools in the open ocean.  It is in the mangrove forest the juvenile fish are sheltered from predators and feed on smaller food sources before they venture out into the ocean as a full grown adults.  Some sources estimate that mangrove reforestation increases these fish resources up to 50 percent and that one-hectare of mangrove forest is valued at $10,000 SGD per annum to the fishing industry which rely on those fish stocks.

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Natural disaster mitigation: Many people remember the devastation caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; it caused over 30,000 deaths in local villages.   This is the main reason local communities are so heavily involved in the project.  mangroves help to prevent unnecessary deaths and millions of dollars in damage caused by sea insurgence due to typhoons and natural disasters. In fact, studies show that a 2-metre-wide strip of mangroves along the shore can reduce wave height by 90%. In contrast, it takes 20 metres of salt marsh habitat to reduce waves by the same amount.[1]

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Women: At this point in time, 70% of the population is comprised of women and yet women only hold 10% of wealth.  The project proponent of mangrove reforestation is comprised of a working family model where both men and women can actively participate in the project. Mangrove reforestation empowers women to create change in their communities.  Current projects are comprised of up to 70% women who are running the administration and the implementation of the project. 

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Community Livelihood: The project involves low-income families in the area who will get more opportunities to increase their income and thus be less prone to pursue unsustainable practices. The project creates direct employment at agreed wages and the project promoter is committed to provide all the training necessary. Improvements to the infrastructure in the area are being carried out by the project-promoter in order to provide economic accessibility of the project area. This infrastructure strengthens the competitiveness of the entire local economy.

 

Carbon: Mangroves can sequester up to 10 times the carbon of a terrestrial forest and up to 5 times that of a rainforest. This makes mangrove conservation a Cost-effective Solution for Climate Change

 

 

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Singapore 178900

 

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Breakthrough Innovations

Innovation

Our evolving world demands new solutions, and we are doubling down and investing in innovation. This is necessary to meet the true needs of the hardest-to-reach environments and communities. We are collaborating with leading experts on environmental policies and technologies around the world, giving the Global Mangrove Trust unparalleled strengths as an innovator.

 
 
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Revolutionising planting protocols 

Most reforestation projects are faced with a tree mortality at approximately 50%[1]. Seedling survival rate can be a limiting factor when donors look at a project's actual carbon sequestration because the less seedlings survive, the less carbon will actually be sequestered. To date, the preparation, planting and care protocols deployed for the mangrove reforestation projects in the Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park have achieved a survival rate of 86% of planted trees - much higher than the average survival rate.

In addition, these projects have been implemented in collaboration with the local communities and the Pathein University in support of UN Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals. So, aside from the climate change impact, the projects led by Worldview International Foundation also foster local community-based ecosystems that support both ecology and economic development.

This success has led to requests from 5 nearby communities for assistance to restore local mangrove forests and as such, an additional 22,000 Ha has been handed over to the World International Foundation by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation for restoration. 

To date, the total estimated CO2 absorption this project has achieved is estimated at 31 million tons and approximately 6 million people will directly/indirectly benefit from the projects for protection of lives and properties from cyclones and other extreme weather, this is in addition to creation of new livelihoods and comprehensive sustainable development.

[1] http://www.pbmc.coppe.ufrj.br/es/component/docman/doc_view/807-jimenezlugoetal1984

 
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Digital technology

Global Mangrove Trust ("GMT") exists to help reforestation of mangrove forests around the world. GMT endeavours to deliver such philanthropic goals when many charities have been plagued by scandals and concerns.  At this point in time, there is no surprise that stakeholders feel distrust when donating money to a charity. 

On top of this, projects located in developing countries, (which naturally are key areas for reforestation), often miss out on funding due to the high entry costs of grant applications and potential geopolitical factors (such as corruption and lacking capacity of law enforcement). 

GMT endeavours to develop a digital platform that will restore stakeholders’ confidence in reforestation and help them fully understand how their money is being spent. Our vision is to develop an open access ledger on which every transaction is handled, publicly verified, and encrypted. While much development is still needed, our eventual goal is to enable any person in the world to directly sponsor a small spot of land, to know which planter is responsible for the trees planted, and to facilitate direct P2P token transfers. The digital technology available today can create the architecture required to facilitate direct transfer of funds to the people directly involved with the projects - with almost no delay, while the purchaser of the token has a tangible grasp of the exact allotment of land they sponsored.  Within a few years, every sponsor will be able to geospatially see “their forest” grow, simply by opening an application that connects your digital wallet to our GMT interface. We are cutting down 3.5 to 7 billion trees per year and we need to plant a lot more than we cut down to absorb emissions and reduce the effects of catastrophic climate changes. Let’s get started today!

 

First world technologies

Many reforestation projects rely on unreliable and out-dated projections to demonstrate their objectives and outline their success to stakeholders. GMT embraces the uses of technologies such as AI/ML,drones and satellites  to establish reliable baseline data and to set discernible KPIs, which will cam monitor the health of natural environments and their communities dynamically.

GMT will endeavour to serve as a platform to roll out cutting edge technologies for mangrove reforestation projects around the world. The combination of many digital technologies will radically reduce the verification costs of carbon sequestration and make the results available to the stakeholders in almost real-time.

Some technological pioneers are already working in this space and GMT is actively building partnerships with them. Oxford-based BioCarbon Engineering combines machine learning with drones to create accurate maps of mangrove territories before planting and using military-grade drones to plant seedlings directly into the soil.

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Product donation

Global Mangrove Trust ("GMT") exists to help reforestation of mangrove forests around the world. 

Lets keep this simple, many people have resources that can be helpful to someone. We are always on the look out for:

  • Merchandise from retailers to raise funds and set up challenges

  • Educational products to disperse to our donors and the local villages

  • Horticultural products to directly apply to the project

  • Mapping tools to assist us in sharing our progress

  • Digital Technologies that can help us extract funds and just, turn them into trees, more efficiently.

Contact us if you have a product that might be helpful to mangrove reforestation.

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