This activity is important not just for the environment, but also for the local community. Mangroves provide an important ecosystem service by protecting coastlines from erosion and storm damage. They are also a critical breeding and feeding ground for many fish species, making them an important part of the local economy. Hearty mangroves thrive in difficult living conditions that other trees can't tolerate, and these forests are therefore one of the most efficient nature-based solutions that act as sustainable carbon sinks, sequestering carbon much faster and more permanently than terrestrial forests – and offsetting up to five times more carbon per hectare than most terrestrial forests globally.
The planting of 1,000 mangrove trees contributes to the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources' "Greening Malaysia" campaign, spearheaded by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources; to plant 100 million trees across the country by 2025. Partnering with the Global Environment Centre (GEC) organization, Aramco Malaysia targets to plant 9,000 trees from 2022 through 2024.