Last week, Dr. Carlos Duarte and co-authors released a comprehensive review of the last 30 years of ocean ecosystem recovery projects, in the scientific journal Nature, titled "Rebuilding Marine Life".
These projects have been quite successful, and chart a course of action that reads like the playbook for SeaTrees and its partners. Marine biodiversity can be rebuilt, if we follow the right approach that values both people and ecosystems using the principles of sustainable development.
Key ecosystems are mangrove forests, kelp forests, coral reefs, seagrass meadows and other "blue carbon" ecosystems, which provide resilience and abundant habitats for species.
The cost of restoring these ecosystems globally is estimated to be $10-20 billion per year, which will generate a 10x return on investment from enhanced and sustainable fisheries, tourism, and other economic activity from sustainable development.
What's not to love about that? Well, this outlook depends on humans getting control of climate change, and creating real solutions to prevent catastrophic climate change.
So understand and "wipe out" your carbon footprint, by supporting the most effective carbon sequestering and regenerative ecosystems on the planet: blue carbon. Mangroves, kelps forests, seagrass, and coral reefs.
To learn more, here's a link to the scientific paper published in Nature. Along with several articles in the popular press: