AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE OFFICE: Saving El Salvador's Mangroves

In El Salvador, local rural communities depend on the mangroves and the creatures that thrive in them for food and their livelihood. Mangroves also act as buffers against the threats posed by climate change by bolstering shorelines from rising seawaters and trapping carbon emissions. La Unidad Ecológica Salvadoreña (UNES)—an organization supported by AJWS—is protecting endangered mangrove forests in Ahuachapán Department.

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