Mangrove Restoration in Myanmar

Reforestation and restoration of degraded mangrove lands, sustainable livelihoods and community development


Restoring local biodiversity and promoting sustainable livelihoods in the coastal communities of Myanmar.

This project aims to restore 2,146.48 hectares of degraded lands in the Northern part of Ayeyarwady Division, Myanmar. The main objective is to establish and maintain a sustainably managed mangrove ecosystem for carbon sequestration, natural disaster risk reduction, poverty reduction with sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities, and the conservation of biodiversity. A significant aspect of the project involves establishing Myanmar’s first mangrove gene bank.

By restoring mangrove forests, the project will also contribute to food security by preventing erosion and salt intrusion in low-lying agricultural land caused by rising sea levels. This restoration will increase seafood resources and support small-scale fishermen in the area.

The project also emphasises providing various ecosystem services, climate change mitigation, economic considerations, and active participation from local communities.

Project Status:

VCS Registered


Ayeyarwaddy, Myanmar


2,100 Hectares

Project Type:

ARR (Afforestation, Regeneration, Revegetation)

WRC (Wetlands Restoration & Conservation)

Estimated Annual Emissions Reductions

184,006 tonnes CO2

Crediting Period Term

15/06/2015 – 14/06/2035

Community Impact:

Poverty reduction and sustainable livelihoods

Climate Benefits and Community Impact

The project provides biodiversity benefits by restoring degraded ecosystems together with sustainable co-benefits for the local communities and includes, in addition to carbon sequestration:



An important element of the project is to restore the initial flora and fauna of the coastal ecosystem due to continuous degradation and ensure its long-term sustainability as well as protection from erosion and seawater intrusion. Additional ecological benefits include the regeneration and restoration of important habitat for crab and fish populations.



30% of the total project budget is for public education, social mobilisation, livelihood creation, micro loans, cottage industries, aquaculture, scholarships, distribution of solar lamps, and subsidy for fuel saving stoves, women’s projects and scholarships to improve educational outcomes and opportunities.



The project contributes significantly to the improvement of livelihoods of the local communities and ensures direct employment for local communities at above average wages as well as developing mangrove-friendly aquaculture such as sustainable shrimp and mud crab farming.

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Verification: This project is verified by the Verified Carbon Standard


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The protection of this project helps participate in several of the United Nations Sustainability Goals

GOAL 1: No Poverty

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

GOAL 15-  Life on Land

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 13: Climate Action

GOAL 4: Quality Education

GOAL 14 – Life Below Water



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Eric currently works as an independent consultant at the intersection of nature and climate, focused on catalysing market and non-market solutions to drive the just transition.

He previously was Head of Product at Earthshot Labs, supporting nature conservation and restoration projects across the global south secure project finance. Prior to Earthshot Labs, Eric led nature-based carbon project development for Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique and founded the Carbon Cooperative, a global alliance of leading nature conservation and restoration practitioners exploring carbon finance. After serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique out of university, he spent much of his 20s working in community-based conservation and ecosystem restoration efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa interspersed with two startup ventures as co-founder and CEO of a mental health tech startup and COO of a sustainable coffee company. Eric has a dual Masters in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Policy from Stanford University where he was a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University.

Alan is a risk management thought-leader, superconnector, and FinTech pioneer. His mission is to enable an Earth Positive economy which includes nature in global accounting systems.

Alan is Founder of Generation Blue, a venture studio dedicated to planetary game changers powered by exponential technologies. Previously, Alan established Natural Capital Markets at Lykke AG, pioneering blockchain based forestry and carbon backed tokens. Alan has over two decades of risk management experience advising global financial institutions, and was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group, a JPMorgan spin-off. Alan is an investor and advisor to regenerative impact ventures, including TreeBuddy.Earth, Regenativ, and Vlinder Climate.

Lori Whitecalf made history when she became the first woman to be elected Chief of Sweetgrass First Nation in 2011. She served three terms of office from 2011-2017.  

Lori took a two-year hiatus from leadership to expand the family ranch and serve as the FSIN Senior Industry Liaison. She was re-elected on November 29. 2019 and again on November 30, 2021, as Chief of Sweetgrass. Chief Whitecalf practises a traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing and gathering. She currently sits on the following boards: Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, FSIN Lands and Resource Commission, Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and Battleford Agency Tribal Chiefs Executive Council, FSIN Women’s Commission.

Tina is the Chief Business Officer for MLTC Industrial Investments, the Economic Development arm of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council. She has a diverse background of experience. Having spent 15 years as a municipal Chief Operating Officer, 20 years involved in Saskatchewan’s Health Authority Board Keewatin Yatthe and 9 years with Northern Lights Board of Education. 


She continues as a Board Member with Beaver River Community Futures supporting small business development in her home region. Tina brings a wealth of experience in a variety of fields and many connections to the Indigenous communities of Northern Saskatchewan. In addition Tina holds a BA Advanced from the U of S, a Certificate in Local Government Authority from the U of R and is certified as a Professional Economic Developer for Saskatchewan and a certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

Tootoosis’ career spans 40+ years in HRM, political leadership, and Indigenous economic development, as a dedicated bridge builder and advocate for Indigenous causes.
As a key member of the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) team since 2021, he develops strategies for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and Call to Action #92.

He is a graduate of the First Nations University of Canada and a certified Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer. Spearheading various community initiatives while serving as a Chair of the SIEDN while directing ILDII and WIBF. Founder of MGT Consulting Tootoosis is based in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory.

Cy Standing (Wakanya Najin in Dakota) has a long and distinguished career including serving overseas as an Electronics Technician in the Royal Canadian Air Force, former Chief of Wahpeton Dakota Nation, former Vice Chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indigenous Nations (FSIN), past Executive Director of Community Development Branch of the Department of Northern Saskatchewan as well as an Order in Council appointment to the Federal Parole Board.  

Mr. Standing has served as a Director on many Profit and Non-Profit Corporate Boards, including serving as a Director for Affinity Credit Union with assets of over six billion dollars as well as IMI Brokerage and Wanuskewin and is currently a member of the One Tribe Indigenous Carbon Board.