UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Laguna San Ignacio
This page details the UN Sustainable Development Goals being addressed by the SeaTrees project in Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Sustainable Development in Laguna San Ignacio
SeaTrees has supported the planting and regeneration of mangrove forests in Laguna San Ignacio, Baja California Sur, Mexico, beginning in March of 2022 in partnership with local planting partners WILDCOAST and the local community.
WILDCOAST has partnered with a local group of women, “Mujeres de El Dátil,” trained to operate the entire project, including mangrove seedling collection, planting, boat operation, and monitoring. In future years, this group will train and empower other women throughout Baja California and Mexico to do the same in their own communities.
Creating Sustainable Benefits
This project provides living-wage employment and training opportunities for the local community, empowers gender equity, protects the area from increased climate change impacts, and safeguards critical habitats for several vulnerable species. This in turn drives all of the other Sustainable Development benefits produced by the project.
Key Impact Metrics
- 20,000 mangroves planted over 25 acres of tidal zones, with a goal to plant 40,000 before the end of the year
- Provides living-wage employment to the local community
- 11+ women trained in project management and monitoring
- Protects local areas and communities from sea-level rise and increased storm surges
- Safeguards critical gray whale nursery habitat
Sustainable Development Goals addressed by the project
SeaTrees evaluates this project annually to measure its impact on all relevant Sustainable Development Goals. The Laguna San Ignacio project addresses seven SDGs. Read below for more details.