Mangrove restoration in Sumatra
In 1987, North Sumatra had 200,000 hectares of mangroves. Today, less than half of this remains with only 83,000 hectares. This massive deforestation is mainly due to human pressure: the mangroves are converted into areas for intensive shrimp and fish farming, and illegally felled for firewood or charcoal. It is in this context that Reforest'Action is joining forces with Yagasu, an Indonesian NGO, to work concretely to reconstitute this unique source of biodiversity, essential to the protection of the island's coastlines. The objective: to plant 5 different species of mangroves (the tree that constitutes the mangrove) and to conduct workshops to raise awareness among the villagers to train them in mangrove protection.