Our mangrove project aims to restore mangrove habitats along delta areas and coastlines where the loss of mangroves has affected communities and their livelihoods. Conversion of mangrove habitats for other land uses such as agriculture or shrimp farms has caused a widespread decline in the area under mangroves. Mangroves act as a green wall, protecting coastlines from the effects of storms and tsunamis. In addition, mangrove ecosystems play a number of roles, from providing safe nurseries for fish to capturing silt. The loss of mangroves has left entire coastal communities vulnerable to natural calamities as well as contributing to a loss of livelihoods. The project works closely with local communities to ensure the survival of the planted mangroves as well as with a number of livelihood interventions and income-generating activities.