An example of a mud crab rearing pond in Bulili village, Poh ... , Bulili village, Duhiadaa District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province © MFF IUCN, 2014
To restore mangrove ecosystem and to improve community livelihood through production of fish floss and mud-crab rearing
Bulili village is located in Tomini Bay, and its residents are mostly fishers. Fish, crab, and shrimp are caught from the bay as well as from the surrounding mangrove forest; the products are sold at nearby markets and other provinces. Most of Bulili village's livelihood are mangrove dependent; however, mangrove forests are still continually converted for commercial use (mostly for aquaculture ponds). Since the livelihood of Bulili village largely depends on mangrove forests, so conserving the mangrove ecosystem is important.
The remaining mangrove areas in Bulili village are mostly resulted from various planting programme caried out by local government, NGO, and local communities. Unfortunately, most of the natural mangrove areas have been converted into fish ponds, settlement and rice field.
The settlement pattern which mostly distributed along coast line has led into the frequent flooding events, due to the high tide and river water overflow. To overcome this problem, local government has built a concrete dam along affected areas. It is indicated that the building has impcated negatively into the growth of mangrove vegetation in the rehabilitated areas.
Direct beneficiaries of the project are 20 members of the Bulili village women's group and 50 fishers in Bulili village.
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
75,000 mangrove seedlings were planted to rehabilitate 7.5 ha coastline area. This planting activity is conducted to prevent flood and reduce its impact.
- Gender equality
40 members of women’s group received training on fish floss production and packaging.
Bulili Village, Duhaidaa District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province
6th May 2014 to 5th May 2015
RIEI Charles Darwin University, Australia
Yayasan Insan Cita (YASCITA)
Perum Marisa Indah, Jl. Mangga No 7 Desa Palopo Kec.
Marisa District, Pohuwato
Contact person: Mr Ansar Akuba, Project manager
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