Mangrove restoration in Indonesia (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. In this context, Reforest'Action partners 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.
Mangrove restoration in Indonesia (Aceh)
Since 2021, a second project is taking place in the north of the island of Sumatra, in the province of Aceh, in order to restore mangroves in degraded or deforested areas. At the same time, young people are trained to preserve and restore these natural ecosystems, which ensure the stability of the coastline and represent an additional source of income for local communities.