Belief expands choices for mangrove emission offsets

Trust expands options for mangrove emission offsets

Western Mangroves Cay (photo by DoE)

(CNS): The National Trust for the Cayman Islands (NTCI) is expanding its mangrove protection programme with a new partner in United States, Mangrove Education (ME), that will enable international and local donations made to protect mangroves here tax-deductible for US citizens. The Trust is already partnering with a local non-profit organisation, Island Offsets, to provide an avenue for local businesses and individuals to offset their carbon footprint by donating to the mangrove fund for the purchase of this vital habitat.

ME provides environmental education, primarily focusing on mangrove ecosystems. The Trust said this is an ideal partnership to help educate the public on the benefits of mangrove forests, the value these ecosystems have in sequestering carbon, and how preserving these areas can play an integral role in battling climate change.

“Now that international organisations can support the work of the National Trust in…