Sustainable Development Goals

The impact of SeaTrees on people and planet

SeaTrees Supports Sustainable Development

By restoring, replanting and protecting coastal ecosystems around the world through our core conservation partners, SeaTrees supports both the people and the ecological systems they live in.

SeaTrees supports the 17 United Nations / Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are designed to transform our world for good by 2030. (learn more about the UN SDGs)

Collectively, these projects reduce climate change impacts, increase biodiversity on land and in the sea, protect endangered species on land and ocean, create sustainable jobs, alleviate poverty and hunger, support education and gender equality, and more.

Each SeaTrees project is evaluated annually on its impact, according to all of the SDG metrics that apply. Please see the SDG reports for each SeaTrees project below.

SDG Reports for SeaTrees Projects

Biak Island

Mangrove tree planting provides jobs and cash income for 55 families.

Biak SDG Report

Palos Verdes

Kelp forest restoration brings back a biodiversity hotspot with over 700 species, and sequesters CO2.

Palos Verdes SDG Report

Mida Creek

Mangrove tree planting provides 300 jobs and restores critical habitat for turtles, fish, and migratory birds.

Mida Creek SDG Report

Bali, Indonesia

Coral reef restoration employs local villagers and brings a reef back to life.

Bali SDG Report

Southern Cardamom

Protection of this Ridge to Reef watershed sequesters CO2 and creates 1,000+ jobs for people living inside the project.

Southern Cardamom SDG Report

Tankers Reef

Kelp forest restoration creates a citizen science program for local communities to restore their local kelp forests.

Tankers Reef SDG Report

Baja, Mexico

Mangrove tree planting provides living-wage employment to the local community and 11+ women trained in project management and monitoring.

Laguna San Ignacio SDG Report

Colombia Pacific Coast

Protection of this Ridge to Reef watershed in Colombia sequesters CO2 and improves the well-being of over 40,000 local people.

Paramos Y Bosques SDG Report

Maui, Hawaii

Removing trash and invasive species, and growing native plant species in critical areas within the HO’OWAIWAI Watershed sequesters CO2, provides the local community with food, prevents erosion, improves water quality, and protects critical neighboring coral reefs.

Maui Watershed SDG Report

Sydney, Australia

This project restores critical habitat for hundreds of species including abalone and crayfish, improves local marine biodiversity, and increases the likelihood of critical marine species returning to the area.

Sydney Kelp SDG Report

Mallorca, Spain

This project seeks to holistically restore the marine ecosystem surrounding the well known tourist destination of Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands of Spain. This is our first-ever seagrass restoration project,.

Spain Kelp and Algae SDG Report

Setúbal, Portugal

We're collaborating with the local Portuguese community to protect a naturally emerging seagrass meadow at Cambalhao Bay in Portugal's Sado Estuary by empowering women in the fishing community to become leaders in ocean protection.

Portugal Seagrass SDG Report