Grand Cayman is home to a beautiful, unspoiled 8,500 acre mangrove paradise that is fast being lost to development pressures. This ecosystem provides a vast array of benefits to the local community (storm protection, fish nursery, increased rainfall, important wildlife habitat), but it also provides an extremely important benefit to the world. Mangroves store more carbon than any other ecosystem on earth and yet worldwide half of all mangroves have been lost in just the last 50 years.
Carbon offsetting through the protection of mangroves is an easy and effective way for businesses and individuals to offset their carbon footprint while saving a critical ecosystem. To ensure that these offsets are credible worldwide, they must be verified and validated by a third party, a step that is often cost-prohibitive. Island Offsets, a program of the non-profit organization National Trust for the Cayman Islands, is completely set up and ready to go. Help fund this last step!
Protect a critical ecosystem that will in turn protect the planet from climate change. Conserving an intact mangrove forest of this size is important for Grand Cayman in its struggle to both mitigate and adapt to a changing climate, but because these mangroves hold such a vast reservoir of carbon, it is also critical in the battle against climate change for the entire planet. Help to save this magical place from the pressures of development while working to slow climate change worldwide.
Island Offsets, a program of the National Trust