Why restoring Corals and Mangroves is more than needed...
- Category: News
- Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2019 11:02
- Written by Super User
As many other islands, Guadeloupe is a small island territory located in the intertropical zone. This situation makes it particularly vulnerable to various threats induced by climate change, such as the risks associated with accelerated coastal erosion (sea level rise, increased cyclone intensity). Moreover, 31 of the 32 towns of Guadeloupe are located on the littoral and are vulnerable to climate change.
Nevertheless, some marine and coastal ecosystems such as mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs can significantly reduce erosion and also protect coasts during cyclonic events. In addition, seagrass beds and mangroves are natural carbon sinks, sequestering atmospheric CO2 that is partly responsible for climate change. It is therefore essential to protect these coastal and marine ecosystems, but also to restore them where possible to create a climate adaptation strategy for the territory.
This is why the Cayoli program And the project Climate Adapt (with Pilot4dev) proposes to restore ecosystems including corals to improve the climate adaptation strategy.