Mission Mangroves

In 2015, United Way Mumbai (UWM) launched the Mission Mangroves campaign, with the aim to restore Mumbai's depleted mangrove cover, which serves as a protective shield from natural disasters like floods, cyclones, tsunamis, etc. We collaborated with NGO, Vanashakti and the Mangrove Cell of the State Forest Department and have, planted around 12,000 mangroves in various patches of degraded wetlands, mainly near Bhandup Pumping Station and Airoli from June 2015 to June 2017. The mangroves were planted over many plantation drives, with the help of over 1000 volunteers comprising corporate employees, college and school students and citizens.

The programme has thrown up quite a few unprecedented challenges, brought about by unpredictable weather conditions and difficult to prevent, harmful human interventions, which contributed to degradation of the wetlands. The challenges motivated us to implement some corrective measures, after consultation with our partners, Vanashakti and the officials of Mangrove Cell, including the decision to focus on generating awareness among the citizens of Mumbai.

Watch our Mangrove Conservation video:
(You can watch the Hindi version of this video here)

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Join us in rejuvenating Mumbai's mangrove cover

United Way Mumbai invites individuals, companies, schools and colleges to be a part of Mission Mangroves. You can support mangrove plantations, volunteer your time or become an advocate for our cause. To know more, click here.

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