Mangrove nursery, Limbula village, Wonggarasi District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province © MFF IUCN, 2015
To improve mangrove ecosystem and to improve women’s group livelihood
Limbula villagers depend on fishing and the mangrove forest for their livelihood. However, the lure of high economic returns from wide-scale commercial aquaculture influences the unsustainable use (often by conversion into aquaculture ponds) of the mangrove forest. In the last 10 years alone, 304 hectares of mangroves have been converted into aquaculture ponds; only 15 hectares of mangroves are left, and in degraded condition. This unsustainable commercial practice is often exacerbated by a lack of understanding about the importance of a healthy mangrove ecosystem, and about available "mangrove-friendly" livelihoods. The project, through introduction of sustainable livelihood activities, such as mangrove crab raising and freshwater fish farming, will address the lack of awareness in the village, and improve the conservation and protection of Limbula Village's remaining mangrove forests.
The direct beneficiaries include 2 groups of fishermen and women, in particular 11 households (5 households to benefit from mangrove crab raising; 6 from freshwater fish farming). Indirectly, the project will benefit the Limbula villagers (at least 40 people).
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
30,000 mangrove seedlings were planted to rehabilitate 3 ha area along riverbanks and creek dykes.
Limbula village, Wonggarasi District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province
5th Jun 2014 to 5th May 2015
Forestry Office of Pohuwato Regency
Marine and Fisheries Office of Pohuwato Regency
JL Durian No 19 Kelurahan Tomulabutao Selatan
Kec.Dungingi Kota Gorontalo
Phone: 6243 582 9884
Contact person: Mr Haris Malik, Program Manager
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org