Reef Island Reforestation
Anthropogenic influences are rapidly changing coastal regions, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. REM 2010TM has radically transformed the ability to mitigate ecological degradation and increase the biodiversity as-well-as resilience of coastal ecosystems. mangrove.org provides methodology and technology in mangrove afforestation, restoration and habitat creation. The organization contributes to solutions for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and pollution. Mangroves provide an opportunity to develop a sustainable economic base for indigenous populations where basic natural resources are scarce. From an abundance of sand and salt water, mangroves feed livestock that supply milk and protein vital to native coastal inhabitants. Mangroves planted in non-native environments offset the ongoing deforestation and other anthropogenic factors that result in global ecological degradation. |
Research was undertaken to develop and define a methodology for establishing reproductively mature, self-sustaining, mangrove-stabilized shorelines.
Photos and video clips illustrate mangroves planted with Riley Encased Methodology (REM) for shoreline stabilization and erosion control. Articles published in peer review journals include mangrove habitat creation and restoration as-well-as large scale mangrove afforestation with humanitarian goals. Photos include mature mangroves planted with REM showing the various stages of mangrove plant development from isolation through the adaptation process (videos require RealPlayer software). Coastal resilience, sustainable development technology, Ecology travel or ecotravel and ecotourism are offered in the environmentally rich mangroves of Playa Palo Seco, Costa Rica and Ambergris Caye, Belize. Opportunities to participate in mangrove habitat creation and restoration projects to strengthen coastal resilience and promote sustainable development practices are also offered in Palo Seco, Parrita, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Information on habitat dynamics and the ecological importance of mangroves is provided with links to mangrove planting projects. Empirical evidence of mangroves and mangrove forests created with REM methodology and technology are described with accompanying photographic progress reports. Coastal resilience and sustainable development. eco-entrepreneur, ecoentrepreneur, eco entrepreneur. cape Coral, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Ft Myers Beach, Coral Gables, Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Miami Dade County, Cape Canaveral, Indian River, DERM, Puerto Rico, British virgin Islands, St Croix. The mangrove.org EcoMemorial provides lasting memories as-well-as a permanent site for commemoration and future generations to assemble. The practice of scattering cremation remains or cremains in natural areas has become popular as a green burial or green funeral option. Equally as important, cremation is considered a more natural and sustainable practice vis-ŕ-vis traditional internment in a casket and burial in a cemetery. The disposition of cremains in a natural setting provides the sense of freedom and harmony with nature. This may explain why majestic settings are often selected and coastal sites are frequently desired. It has been suggested that the attraction to the coast is based on the concept that life began in the oceans and all life on the planet is ultimately dependent on the sea. However, it is not possible to place a memorial at sea that is easily accessible to all and in most cases a traditional memorial along the coast is not an option. Therefore, a mangrove.org memorial provides a convenient and easily accessible location of natural coastal beauty and ecological importance. Mangrove.org also provides green burial or natural burial and funeral consulting in conjunction with the ecomemorial service.