Seagrass conservation, Global
Project Seagrass is an environmental charity devoted to the conservation of global seagrass ecosystems through research, community and action. They undertake a range of seagrass research, monitoring and restoration projects. They've worked in ten countries, contributed to more than 70 scientific publications and worked with 3000+ volunteers. Project Seagrass is actively replacing our lost seagrass meadows and has already planted more than 1 million seagrass seeds.
Why did we choose this project?
Seagrasses provide a variety of essential ecosystems, including storing carbon, producing oxygen, stabilising our coastlines, improving the water quality and clarity of our oceans, and increasing ocean biodiversity. However, in the UK we have lost more than 90% of our seagrass in the last century with global estimates suggesting we lose a football fields worth every 30 minutes. Project Seagrass seeks to lead societal change to enable the recognition, recovery and resilience of seagrass ecosystems globally.
Seagrass is a wonder plant, capturing carbon at a rate up to 35 times faster than tropical rainforests.
UN Sustainability Goals
Bridgend, UK (with global projects)
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