Help Protect Our Planet's Coral Reefs!

Jun 15, 2011

The Mangroves Are Growing!

Growing mangrove
Growing mangrove

When we updated you on our mangrove replanting effort in Belize last March, we had just finished planting over 100 mangrove seedlings in several high priority areas of San Pedro.  We have been monitoring the sites since then and are pleased to report that at one of the sites, 39 encasements were set up and 39 now have healthy and growing mangroves; that's a 100% success rate during one of the more challenging times in development.  One of the other sites had 17 encasements set up, but due to "fill" (dirt piled up by the property owners to block waves), 2 of the mangroves have been damaged.  We are currently working to fix this issue.

We know that it could be years before we know the ultimate success of this endeavor, but we are grateful for your support that has given us the resources to even get this far.  Thank you!

Silhouette of a mangrove in its protective tube
Silhouette of a mangrove in its protective tube
Mangrove growth comparison
Mangrove growth comparison

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The Coral Reef Alliance

San Francisco, CA, United States

Project Leader

Sarah Freiermuth

Asst. Director of Development
San Francisco, CA United States

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