Terraformation is partnering with the organization SeaWater Solutions (SWS) and local communities, to restore an area of approximately 2,500 ha, in the Anloga district, Keta Lagoon, Ghana. The project area is located within a Ramsar site, which is a wetland site designated as having particular importance under the Ramsar Convention, of 1971.
The Project Plan
The project involves mangrove ecosystem restoration with 3 native species and will be registered using the Verra VM0033 Methodology for Tidal Wetland and Seagrass Restoration, v2.0. The plan is to plant up to 7,000 trees per hectare on average, in 4 years until the ecosystem reaches a “steady state” equilibrium in Year 4. The "regenerative development" of the entire project (including the community aquaculture component) aims to restore fish populations, soil quality, and water flows back to the area, and thus a better economy and living conditions for the communities.
The project is expected to sequester approximately 1,400,000 tonnes of CO2 and generate the same amount of carbon credits during its 40-year lifetime.
SWS is an organization working in several African countries. Over the past 2 years, SWS has planted 100,000 mangroves (survival rate 90%), created a mangrove regenerative aquaculture trial with 7,000 Tilapia zillii, facilitated and financed the land registration process of two regional clans, and implemented a mangrove awareness program, in Ghana. The SWS team has been working with nature-based solutions to create a multi-level project that increases biodiversity, supports conservation, and incorporates climate-friendly food production.
The local stakeholders