Coastal Environmental Education Center - follow up
On 10 March 2022, 3C carried out a monitoring and evaluation trip to the Bang Kaew Coastal Education Center. It was good to see that mangroves are coming back slowly in some areas that were devastated by the storm in May 2021. However, more planting is needed to accelerate the coverage of the deforested areas. Generally, the more mature and larger mangrove seedlings of over 5 years old survived the storm and are growing healthily, with little to no damage in those areas. This lends evidence to the fact that mangroves as a nature-based solution can help buffer against the impacts of climate change. The Education Center is slowly taking shape with a corner dedicated to displaying products provided from raw materials in mangrove forests.