Marine vegetation, Marine flora, Mangroves
The Mangrove maniacs is a group of volunteers and professionals dedicated to open up the channels in the mangrove forest of the Lac area on Bonaire. Bonaire hosts the largest mangrove forest within the Dutch Caribbean. These forests are extremely important for many reasons, including biodiversity, water quality, marine life, carbon sequestration, and yet are under under threat due to over development and increased pressures of climate change. This group works to protect these areas through building resilience to ensure the mangroves thrive, including by outplanting new mangroves, ensuring the flow through channels in the forest, and supporting conservation research.