Forest Carbon is working on a plan to conserve mangrove forests in Indonesia. With the support of the BNCFF, the company will carry out a full feasibility assessment of a coastal Mangrove ecosystem in West Kalimantan spanning more than 15,000 hectares.
Since 1961 the annual global growth in fish consumption has been twice as high as population growth, demonstrating that the fisheries and aquaculture sector is crucial in meeting FAO’s goal of a world without hunger and malnutrition says Josè Graziano da Silva, former FAO Director-General. Yet, aquaculture and in particular shrimp aquaculture have had a hugely detrimental effect on coastal ecosystems. In Indonesia, this form of food production has damaged or degraded around 70 % of its mangrove forests according to the Global Mangrove Alliance.
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