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We are a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Ireland. We are an Irish Registered Charity since 2001. We raise funds for projects in Sundarbans, West Bengal, India, working on developing sustainable solutions with communities, to build livelihood capacity and resilience.
We are a Voluntary, Not-For-Profit organisation, registered in Ireland by the Revenue Commissioners under the Charities Act - Registered Number CHY15425.
Mangroves are very important for absorbing the power of storm surges during cyclones. Women from Self-Help-Groups engage in mangrove planting to protect their communities. The women collect local mangrove seeds, raise them to saplings and plant them in areas where they will be effective against storm surges. Mangroves help prevent erosion of the island-edge embankments. This project is in partnership with local India-based NGO ‘SEED’ www.seedin.org
Cyclones are common in the Bay of Bengal; due to increasing sea temperatures. Sea level is rising six times faster here than the global average. The Sundarbans Island communities are very poor, exposed, and ill-equipped to withstand cyclones and sea surges, which cause widespread devastation, inundating their lands, crops, and homes with saline water.
A sustainable solution is to strengthen the island embankments with mangroves. Scientific research shows that mangroves protect the coastline and prevent erosion. We are working with local NGO ‘SEED’ to plant mangroves in areas of mangrove loss and wave-action vulnerability. In this project, mangroves are planted by women locally called ‘Eco-Warriors’. The women are paid for their work. Our project area is Jharkhali. Our current planting project supports:
Seed collection, nursery, planting and aftercare costs € 2 per plant. You can sponsor this activity by donating funds to invest in planting mangroves. Donations can be made at the top of this webpage.
If you are a business interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please contact us to discuss investing in a mangroving project.
Major Benefits of Mangroves: