Mangroves are one of the most carbon rich ecosystems, much more so than forests because of not only above ground biomass, but below ground too. Fallen leaves are stored as carbon below the water table due to anoxic conditions preventing CO₂ decomposition.
In 2010-2016 alone, NASA estimated the world has lost more than 3,300 km² of mangroves, an area more than 4 times the size of New York City.
How does the voluntary carbon market help reforest mangroves?
Reforestation sequesters carbon in the air into the trees and substrate. Carbon captured (per ton) is sold as carbon credits onto the voluntary carbon market. By purchasing voluntary carbon credits, companies are funding reforestation by paying for planting and maintenance costs of hectares upon hectares of mangroves.
Who are we?
rePLANET is a joint venture among Operation Wallacea, the Hoffmann Family, and the Global Footprint Network. Formed in 2020, rePLANET’s mission is to increase the financial viability of ecological restoration, specifically attracting private sector funding to drive mangrove reforestation at first instance.