Rampant deforestation has left Mozambique more vulnerable to the extreme weather that regularly hits this southern African country.
600 people were killed in Cyclone Idai alone in March 2019
But things are looking up. Mozambique's government has introduced forestry reforms and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China in an effort to control its hardwood exports and stop illegal logging.
Historically home to vast mangrove estuaries and forests, Mozambique's Mangroves have largely been decimated, destroying the barrier between land and ocean, leaving little protection.
With the help of our incredible reforestation partner in Mozambique, Eden Reforestation Projects, we're enabling local communities to restore, replant and protect these precious forest systems.
Through employment in planting Mangroves in the southern tip of Mozambique near Maputo, we are providing sustainable incomes, whilst simultaneously improving the health of the ocean, the surrounding coral reefs and combating soil erosion.