"I will share all of this new knowledge with my community, I think it is important that everyone knows about CBEMR."
A proven method for mangrove restoration
Mangroves are highly complex ecosystems and restoring them is no simple task. Even the best-intentioned projects can produce disappointing results. It doesn’t have to be like this.
Through the CBEMR process, training participants learn how to identify the underlying stressors behind previous mangrove loss, as well as concrete methods to improve biophysical and socio-economic outcomes.
The result? Healthy, biodiverse and sustainably managed mangroves. Our ‘Community-Based Ecological Mangrove Restoration’ (CBEMR) methodology is a science-backed, grassroots approach that drastically improves restoration outcomes.
Our holistic methodology equips local participants with the tools needed for long-term ecological restoration while supporting the wellbeing of their communities.
Flexibility is central to our approach. We understand that every site and community is unique, so each of our programs is designed to cater precisely to their specific needs. Less fluff, more impact.
Over 75 km
of canals dug to initiate natural regeneration in El Salvador
After hurricane damage
The Bahamas are committed to utilizing CBEMR to restore their mangroves
Over 30 community groups
trained in East Coast Africa
What to expect live
Designed for groups of up to 25 participants, workshops can last from 5 to 10 days. They include:
- Question-led, photo-based theory sessions on subjects such as mangrove ecology and biology, understanding mangrove stressors, and restoration best practices
- Field trips that bring the theory to life
- Live demonstrations of equipment and mapping
- Group work to boost engagement and encourage networking
What to expect online
Our trainings are also offered online and facilitated over a number of weeks. While there is no substitute for in-field or site-specific learning, online workshops make it possible to bring together representatives from around the globe. Participants are left with a solid understanding of the CBEMR methodology’s key tenets, and how implementing them can tangibly improve their rehabilitation projects.
"This training went beyond my expectations, it’s like a new beginning in mangrove restoration."
"Real-world experiences have been communicated with enthusiasm and learning the science was much easier than reading academic papers."
"I never expected to learn so much about mangrove restoration."
"Now I realize it’s about restoring the whole mangrove and not just planting trees."