UWI SODECO featured in Caribbean Beat magazine | Saving Caribbean Mangroves

by May 23, 2024

UWI SODECO [Solutions for Developing Countries] is featured in Caribbean Beat Magazine for its efforts in saving Caribbean mangroves.

Jamaica has one of the largest mangrove forest coverages in CARICOM, with much of it located in the Clarendon parish on the south coast of the island. However, nearly half of the mangroves have been lost due to a combination of extreme weather events and human activity. This loss exposes coastal residents and infrastructure to the full force of storm surges during hurricanes, resulting in loss of life, property destruction, and lasting damage to agricultural lands.

SODECO, an international research charity of The UWI, located at the University’s Regional Headquarters in Jamaica, is leading the Clarendon mangrove restoration. The Clarendon project is the most ambitious mangrove restoration project ever attempted in Jamaica, and possibly the English-speaking Caribbean.

You can read the complete article here: Saving Caribbean mangroves | Green | Caribbean Beat Magazine (caribbean-beat.com)