Researchers, local communities and authorities are designing a locally-led monitoring campaign to assess the carbon reduction potential of the existing mangroves, as well as their rate of deterioration. With this knowledge in the hands of local communities, appropriate conservation goals can be implemented to preserve these natural ecosystems from potential impacts from industrial operations.
a mixed management solution for MPAs, combining fisheries management, protected areas management and sustainable financing of marine protected areas. Local communities and authorities, in collaboration with Konservasi Indonesia, will be fully engaged in the conservation, restoration and monitoring activities, fuelling knowledge transfer and training of the local communities.
The project leader’s aim is to develop 5000 hectares of fishponds containing at least 50% mangrove cover, by 2030. This large expansion of hybrid mangrove and aquaculture areas will also increase the benefits for the fishermen and investors, with the project leaders aiming to obtain the Selva Shrimp certification.
Aiming to diagnose the state of the existing ecosystems and to develop a plan for restoring, protecting, and rehabilitating mangrove and seagrass ecosystems around three regions of the Indonesian archipelago.
This first of its kind approach in South America aims to create 50 hectares of mangrove habitats in the Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador through the reuse of dredged materials.
Dredging is used to clear away sediment deposits that have accumulated in lakes, rivers, channels, and harbours around the world.
Beyond the protection of mangroves in the Community Biodiversity Conservation Area of Bouche du Roy, the project will help to improve the living standards of the local communities, while promoting sustainable use of the ecosystem, environmental education, and ecotourism.