We are all in the same boat, so the message of our joint campaign “A Race we must win” with the Boris Herrmann team. Boris was only present in Mati as a “cardboard comrade”, but the people who work with the Malizia Mangrove Park had their pleasure in being photographed with the successful professional sailor. Caroline, on the left in the photo, is the president of a Wimen organization in Mati, which also has men as members and comprises 16 villages.
Boris, who is very committed to the oceans and who also continuously collected data on the state of the world‘s oceans during the Vendée Globe, made a conscious decision in favor of mangroves, because mangrove forests are known to be good CO2 sinks and binding CO2
through their muddy soils long period. Half of the world‘s mangrove forests have been destroyed, but a turning point is in sight. Many tropical countries recognize the importance of these salt forests, especially for the next few decades when the sea levels rise even higher.