The global flood protection
benefits of mangroves
The value of coastal wetlands
for flood damage reduction
Coastal wetlands significantly reduce
waves and erosion.
Using risk industry models, we show that wetlands provide significant protection from hurricanes.
flood damages from
Mangroves in the Philippines protect the most vulnerable people and property.
Mangroves annually reduce risk by $16 Billion for more than 15 million people across 80+ countries.
Wetland restoration is cost effective for flood risk reduction providing $7 in benefits for every $1.
Funds from disaster recovery and insurance can support mangrove restoration for hazard mitigation and climate adaptation.