OceanPact and Green Guanabara Bay Project finish planting 30,500 seedlings to restore mangroves

On Monday, March 13, the Green Guanabara Bay Project, funded by OceanPact, planted the last of 30,500 mangrove seedlings in the Guapi-Mirim Environmental Protection Area, restoring 12.2 hectares of mangroves in Guanabara Bay in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The project, executed by the NGO Guardians of the Sea in partnership with the Urban Sea Institute, has also been carrying out environmental education activities to spread best practices about ocean culture and the conservation of coastal ecosystems.

The last mangrove seedling planting session in this phase of the project was attended by representatives of OceanPact, the Urban Sea Institute, the Chico Mendes institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and the local mangrove workers’ cooperative.

The results of the Green Guanabara Bay Project will be presented by Fernando Borensztein, OceanPact’s new business and sustainability director, during the United Nations Water Conference in New York next week.