About 25,000 mangrove seedlings planted by coastal community ... , Peleyan village, Situbondo, East Java © MFF IUCN, 2014
To rehabilitate mangrove ecosystem in order to protect coastal community from abrasion and to improve community awareness on the importance of mangrove ecosystem
Peleyan village in Situbondo regency has a wide coastal area and has suffered the most from coastal erosion. It is also located in an area most severely affected by mangrove conversion to aquaculture ponds, which often have permanent or semi-permanent dikes, preventing the natural tide from coming in.
Surrounded by massive abandoned shrimp ponds developed from 1997, Situbondo coastal areas are experiencing the lost of coastal line due to the strong current resulted in abrasion. This condition is mainly due to the absent of natural wall, including mangrove vegetation.
In general, at least 4,800 people in Peleyan village will receive benefit from mangrove rehabilitation efforts. Specific beneficiaries of livelihood training activities are two women's groups in the village.
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
130,000 mangrove seedlings were planted to rehabilitate 3.2 Ha mangrove area. This will prevent coastal erosion in the area.
- Gender equality
Women’s group participated on the project implementation – mangrove rehabilitation process and awareness discussion and took part on mangrove-based food processing.
- Knowledge management and communications
Fair knowledge on mangrove rehabilitation resulted in from the engagement of skillful experts.
Peleyan village, Kecamatan, Panarukan District, Situbondo, East Java
11th Apr 2014 to 10th Apr 2015
Simphoni Akar Rumput (SAR)
Jln. Anggrek Gg.2A Rt.03 Rw.03 Kel. Patokan, Situbondo sub-district, Situbondo District, East Java Province
Contact person: Heri Sugianto
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