In this photo story, Earth Island Journal explains the concept of blue carbon and the issues that surround it, using case studies of conservation organisations alongside stunning imagery.
Blue Ventures, a charity headquartered in London, is experimenting with carbon credits at two sites in Madagascar. To compensate for the income these communities may lose due to not selling mangrove wood, the group has launched sea-cucumber aquaculture, beekeeping, and ecotourism projects, along with alternative fuel plantations. “We want to ensure that blue carbon makes financial sense for communities,” says Blue Ventures’ Leah Glass. “It won’t be a long-term success [otherwise].”
Read the full Earth Island Journal piece: In Photos: Blue Carbon Around the World
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