Altrad gets involved in mangrove planting on Jubail Island in the United Arab Emirates
In the heart of Jubail Island (United Arab Emirates), a mangrove planting initiative has been launched to restore and preserve coastal ecosystems. Mangroves play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity, protecting shorelines and mitigating the effects of climate change. Mangroves are trees and shrubs that thrive in the intertidal zones of coastal regions. They act as nurseries for marine life, providing habitat and shelter for various species of fish, crustaceans and birds. Mangroves also act as a natural barrier against coastal erosion. Their complex root systems stabilize the coastline, preventing soil erosion and protecting nearby communities from the ravages of extreme weather events.
The mangrove planting campaign carried out by Altrad as part of its CSR initiative had the following objectives:
- educate and raise awareness of the importance of mangroves and the role they play in maintaining coastal ecosystems
- Restoring the ecosystem, by involving employees in the rehabilitation of areas where mangroves have been decimated or degraded.
- Biodiversity conservation
- Mitigation of climate change, by involving employees in the process of sustainable environmental management.