In Angola, Irina Volunteers to Help Replant Mangroves
We set off to the coastal region of Ramiros, south of Angola’s capital, Luanda, to speak to Irina Almeida, head of technical documentation at Total. She explained why she is taking action alongside the Otchiva nonprofit organization to help replant mangroves.
The Action! program offers every Total employee the opportunity to give back to the community, like Irina, by volunteering three days a year for initiatives supported by Total Foundation near their workplace.
Fast-growing cities in Angola have gradually replaced mangrove forests. But these wetlands are a precious resource, harboring rich biodiversity, helping to limit coastal erosion and mitigating the impact of climate events. Since its foundation in 2016, Otchiva has made it possible to plant more than 300,000 mangrove seeds across 600 hectares.
Close to 200 employees like Irina have already taken part in initiatives under the Action! program in Angola, primarily to protect forests and promote youth inclusion and education.
Worldwide, more than 3,600 employees have got involved in Action! since its launch. That’s Total too!