Children taking part in mangrove planting, Torosiaj Village, Popayato District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province © MFF IUCN, 2014
To improve community livelihood and to improve mangrove ecosystem management
The mangrove ecosystem of Torosiaje cluster (Torosiaje, Torosiaje Jaya and Bumi Bahari villages) mostly associated with sea grass and coral reef, with long frequent inundation. The mangrove areas in southern part of the cluster growths on the back of sandy beach.
Based on the quantified spatial analyses, the Torosiaje cluster has a total of 402.62 ha mangrove areas, divided into mangrove forest (181.80 ha) and potential mangrove areas/open area (220.82 ha). The potential mangrove areas defined as open areas which ecologically has potential for mangrove growth, and then added by feasibility variable and considering social aspect as well as spatial plan.
Based on the total areas, it is clear that the mangrove forest has less areas than the non-forested areas. This indicates changes of land cover and land use in the cluster villages. The satellite imagery shows that most of the mangrove areas in Torosiaje Jaya village has been converted into fish ponds.
The threats to mangrove ecosystem closely linked with the direct interaction of local community to the mangrove areas. The land conversion for fish ponds and fire-wood collection for domestic uses are considered as the two main threats to the mangrove ecosystem. On the other hand, the human transportation by engine boat often destruct newly planted mangrove seedlings.
The direct benefits will be for the residents of Torosiaje village.
- Climate change and disaster risk reduction
103,000 mangrove seedlings were planted to rehabilitate 10 Ha mangrove area in order to restore the ecosystem health in the area.
- Knowledge management and communications
Some stakeholders visited the mangrove planting site of KSL Paddakauang as part of learning processes.
Torosiaje Jaya village, Popayato District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province
6th May 2014 to 5th May 2015
Kelompok Sadar Lingkungan (KSL) Paddakauang, Torosiaje Jaya Village
Jalan Trans Sulawesi Kec.Popayato, Desa Torosiaje Jaya
Contact person: Mr Umar Pasandre, Project Manager
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