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.
Watch our Mangrove Conservation video:
(You can watch the Hindi version of this video here)
Join us in rejuvenating Mumbai's mangrove cover