Grants :: Small Grant Facilities :: Optimizing Sustainability and Community-Based Mangrove Forest Management in Ketapang, Probolinggo
Mangrove seedlings to be planted, Ketapang, Probolinggo, Java © MFF IUCN, 2015
To improve mangrove ecosystem and coastal community resilience around damaged mangrove area (damaged by volcano dust) and to develop mangrove eco-tourism and information center
Mangrove deforestation due to land conversion to fish ponds is still occurring in the coastal areas of Ketapang village, Probolinggo. In addition, the construction of new harbor has worsened the coastal areas to be prone to abrasion and other sea-based disasters.
Direct beneficiaries are 30 members of the Sinar Pagi farmer organization and 20 members of the "Putri Mandiri" women's organization.
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
121,000 mangrove seedlings were planted to rehabilitate 9.4 ha mangrove area. This activity is conducted to prevent coastal abrasion.
- Gender equality
The members of women’s group ‘Putri Mandiri’ received training on financial report and management as well as mangrove-based food processing.
- Knowledge management and communications
A mangrove information center was established, where people (especially students and local government employees came and learned about mangrove management from Sinar Pagi). Brochures and flyers were developed and distributed.
Ketapang, Probolinggo, Java
11th Apr 2014 to 10th Apr 2015
"Sinar Pagi" Farmer Group
Jalan Soekarno Hatta Gang Nelayan. Kelurahan Ketapang, Probolinggo
Contact person; Muchlis (Head of Group)
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