RED MANGROVE HARVEST TEAM IN FIJI
To make our products, we prune the plants to cause increased regrowth of the root system. Our method strengthens the mangroves to ensure their vital coastline protective functions during this era of climate change and rising ocean levels.
Harvest Village Women Inspecting Each Mangrove Cutting
We developed our generous, timely payment plan for women in coordination with the Fijian Ministry for Welfare, Social Justice, and Poverty Allevation.
The harvest teams are trained on proper pruning and propagation techniques. We have revived an ancient pruning practice and follow carefully researched harvest sustainability quidelines developed with the University of the South Pacific.
Saving The Planet
Dr. Ted Anders has been committed to repairing and sustaining at risk ecosystems since the 1990s. All of our red mangrove harvests are conducted according to carefully researched pruning and propogation techniques approved by the University of the South Pacific. Jean Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society, has reviewed our work and wrote the foreword of our book, Breath of Life: The Vital Role of Red Mangroves in Human and Planetary Health.