SeaTrees Supports Sustainable Development
By restoring, replanting and protecting coastal ecosystems around the world through our core conservation partners, SeaTrees supports both the people and the ecological systems they live in.
SeaTrees supports the 17 United Nations / Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are designed to transform our world for good by 2030. (learn more about the UN SDGs)
Collectively, these projects reduce climate change impacts, increase biodiversity on land and in the sea, protect endangered species on land and ocean, create sustainable jobs, alleviate poverty and hunger, support education and gender equality, and more.
Each SeaTrees project is evaluated annually on its impact, according to all of the SDG metrics that apply. Please see the SDG reports for each SeaTrees project below.
SDG Reports for SeaTrees Projects
Mangrove tree planting provides jobs and cash income for 55 families.
Kelp forest restoration brings back a biodiversity hotspot with over 700 species, and sequesters CO2.
Mangrove tree planting provides 300 jobs and restores critical habitat for turtles, fish, and migratory birds.
Coral reef restoration employs local villagers and brings a reef back to life.
Protection of this Ridge to Reef watershed sequesters CO2 and creates 1,000+ jobs for people living inside the project.
Kelp forest restoration creates a citizen science program for local communities to restore their local kelp forests.
Mangrove tree planting provides living-wage employment to the local community and 11+ women trained in project management and monitoring.
Paramos Y Bosques
Protection of this Ridge to Reef watershed in Colombia sequesters CO2 and improves the well-being of over 40,000 local people.
Protection of this Ridge to Reef watershed sequesters CO, reduces poverty of the local communities, and improves the well-being of over 50,000 local people.
Removing trash and invasive species, and growing native plant species in critical areas within the HO’OWAIWAI Watershed sequesters CO2, provides the local community with food, prevents erosion, improves water quality, and protects critical neighboring coral reefs.
This project restores critical habitat for hundreds of species including abalone and crayfish, improves local marine biodiversity, and increases the likelihood of critical marine species returning to the area.