The mangrove forest in its 1800 acres was destroyed due to charcoal burning and prawn farming when Pathein University requested World International Foundation for help to restore its biodiversity.
In this region of Myanmar, only 16% of the original mangrove forest is left. Today the park area is brought back to its original health with 3.4 million trees (newly planted and rescued). 2.3 million tons of CO2 has been documented in the ground to be preserved with new plants on the surface. It is estimated that the total mitigation and protection of stored carbon amounts to over 4 million tons of CO2 during 20 years of growth period.
For every board sold, Starboard plants a mangrove in Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park that, over 20 years, will sequester 1 ton of carbon. For more information about Starboard’s carbon neutral strategy, click here.
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