Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves

by AMBAS (Women's Association of Barra de Santiago)
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Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
Women Restoring Life to the Mangroves
alligator in restoration area
alligator in restoration area

Most of the area to be restored has lost its original mangrove forest and has been occupied by other species, the majority of which is a very dominant bush in the area called rib of the devil, which has established itself in areas where mangrove forest has been lost. mangrove, covering the soil and tree species of mangrove preventing the natural regeneration of the site, so before planting it is necessary to clean removing these bushes, weeds have been cleaned in 0.6 hectares, this work has been done manually with the help of machetes and rakes, to leave the soil clean for mangrove planting.

The planting of mangrove seedlings has begun, which have been developed in nurseries, this work has been carried out with volunteers and companies which visit Barra de Santiago with the aim of contributing to the restoration of the Mangrove Forest, until now 300 mangrove seedlings have been planted.

The Waterways that have been worked have allowed many species to use them for their movement, among which we have seen are fish, shrimp larvae, alligators and otters and waterfowl, which indicates the richness of biodiversity that the site is.

Alligator egg in restoration area
Alligator egg in restoration area
Mangrove planting campaigns
Mangrove planting campaigns
mangrove planting
mangrove planting
otter in restoration area
otter in restoration area
fish feeding in enabled stream
fish feeding in enabled stream
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Desilting of canals
Desilting of canals

The hydric restoration has begun on the site, for this purpose a channel is being cleared which over the years has become silt due to the drag of the eroded soil in the upper part of the basin, preventing the hydric flow in the channel and contributing to the deterioration of the mangrove forest in the area, this channel will have a length of 400 meters with a width of 1.50 meters, and an average depth of 70 centimeters, this will allow more moisture to be brought to the area, as well as the exchange of nutrients and will allow movement of fish and crustaceans.

Another activity that is being carried out is the cleaning of weeds on the land, cleaning approximately 0.3 hectares so far, during the cleaning and chapoda process, care is taken not to cut native plant species that are under the weeds. , this action becomes necessary because it covers almost 100% of the restoration zone, so it does not give space to mangrove species that grow on the site.

Having a mangrove nursery makes it possible to have a more developed plant available, which will have a greater probability of reaching adulthood, and sowing it at the moment that is considered most appropriate, three species of mangrove are being developed out of the 6 that exist in the Barra de Santiago mangrove forest.

At the moment, green jobs are being given to 11 women and 4 men from the community who are carrying out the activities mentioned above, we have advanced around 20% of the project activities thanks to the support provided through GlobalGiving, the communities near the intervention site and the volunteering of people committed to the environment.

The work continues!

Desilting of canals
Desilting of canals
working in mangrove nursery
working in mangrove nursery
Germination of mangrove seedlings
Germination of mangrove seedlings
weed cutting
weed cutting
weed cutting
weed cutting
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AMBAS (Women's Association of Barra de Santiago)

Location: Barra de Santiago, Jujutla, Ahuachapan - El Salvador
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Project Leader:
Eder Caceros
Barra de Santiago, Jujutla, Ahuachapan El Salvador
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