Aceh Regency, Indonesia
Through this project, YADESA ACEH aims to address some of these issues by planting 45,000 mangrove seedlings in the Lam Guron area. 80 people will be trained by an expert in mangrove establishment and care, and will in turn supervise 468 families involved in the project. The community has offered up their own private lands in tidal areas to become community land planted with mangroves. Further inland, 400 fruit trees will be planted as a source of income.
May - August 2017 update:
The project is off to a flying start! Beginning with numerous meetings, working closely with the local community, local authorities and the University, they identified the best type of mangrove suitable for this badly damaged ecosystem, and began to set up the reforestation groups.
Meetings were followed by a four day education and training program at the beginning of July, with 80 participants from the local areas. Over these days the function and potential of the coastal forest were outlined, as well as the technique of reforestation: seedling transport, care, sowing, protection and maintenance.
Mangrove planting was then undertaken by the reforestation groups, including local communities with help from surrounding villages.
45,000 mangrove seedlings, 150 fruit trees e.g. star fruit, citrus, mango, and 50 shade trees e.g. sentang & tamarind, have been planted!
So far the mangrove seedlings are showing remarkable growth and development. The project is very hopeful that the newly planted mangrove will become an invaluable support system for the community in the not-too-distant future, providing a barricade against abrasion and seawater intrusion. In addition the habitat would help provide an additional food source, and supplimentary income, to the local community through the supply of small fish, shrimps, oysters, crabs etc.
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