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Ayeyarwady Delta has seen a 73% reduction in Mangrove areas in the last 35 years. This has left the coastal community climate vulnerable, which has further resulted in soil erosion, river bank erosion, increased salinity of soils, vulnerability to storms and storm damages. The programme addresses issues of biodiversity conservation, natural forest management, community forestry, water resource management etc. which will help the community directly and indirectly. It also addresses income generating activities such as livestock, sustainable fisheries and improved agricultural practices and works towards reducing the vulnerability of the coastal communities towards natural disasters such as storms, cyclones and tsunamis.
This project increases climate resilience of vulnerable coastal communities already threatened by rising sea levels, as Mangroves serve as natural barriers that offer protection from the impacts of storms and cyclones, thereby enabling disaster risk mitigation. Benefits include:
This project is also envisaged to be a certified carbon reduction programme under VERRA hence it is also planned that the Carbon sequestration is going to be measured by using AR-AM0014 version 03.0 requires the use of the A/R Methodological tool