A farm applying silvofishery method, Siduwonge village, Randangan District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo © MFF IUCN, 2015
To develop sylvo-fishery method, to rehabilitate mangrove ecosystem and to empower women’s group
Limbula and Siduwonge are two bordering villages, which most of the areas located on the Tanjung Panjang Strict Nature Reserve (CATP). The reserve gazetted through the decree of Minister of Forestry, 1985. According to the spatial analysis, the reserve has 7,384 ha of mangrove areas, including the areas south to the reserve.
Generally, the mangrove areas in the CATP reserve, including both villages, have been disturbed resulted from conversion into fish ponds started during the early 1980s, and salt ponds at the back zone. The conversion into fish ponds are still observed, and mostly still not been operated yet. The development of fish ponds is requiring longer time, especially if these are operated without heavy equipment.
Salt ponds usually developed at the back zone which has sandy dry substrate. Naturally, the area dominated by Lumnitzera racemosa formation.
Based on the land use changes analysis using 2002 and 2011 high resolution satellite images, it can be determined that 90% of the 5,631 ha mangrove areas of the reserve in 2002 have been lost in 2011. The remaining intact forest is only available along river bank, no more than 50 m width.
20 members of the women's group and members of the fish farmer association.
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
40,000 mangrove seedlings were planted to rehabilitate 5 ha areas along riverbanks and pond dykes.
- Gender equality
20 members of 2 women’s groups received training on mud crab rearing. Fair engagement of both women and man was very much visible in both planting as well as livelihood activities.
Siduwonge village, Randangan District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo
6th May 2014 to 5th May 2015
Jl. Durian No. 19 Kel. Huangobotu Kec. Dungingi, Kota Gorontalo, 96115
Contact person: Mr Ahmad Bahsoan, Project Manager
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