Community-Based Mangrove Reforestation

CARE International has been working on a Community-Based Mangrove Reforestation and Management Project in Vietnam, following the devastation caused by Typhoon Damrey in 2005. A belt of mangrove forests played an essential role in protecting one district by preventing soil erosion and enabling the dykes to slow down the force of the storm waves. This video shows how planting and sustainable management of extensive mangrove areas are key to protecting vulnerable communities from the physical and economic impacts of disasters.