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  Southern Manjung Mangroves: Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forest & Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Programme

The Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forest (RCMF) & Sustainable Alternative Livelihood Programme (SALP) in Southern Manjung, Perak offi­cially began in October 2014, aims at rehabilitating degraded mangrove belt along the Southern Manjung mangrove coastal through community based rehabilitation programme.

The main goal is to support the government’s effort to protect mangrove forest and conserve mangrove resources through rehabilitation and sustainable management practices. Local community participation is identified as an important tool in mangrove rehabilitation. By involving them, it creates a sense of responsibility and ownership towards the environment. For RCMF & SALP, the local communities will be involved in capacity building exercises, establishing mangrove nurseries, mangrove seedling planting, and monitoring the rehabilitation sites.

Duration: 2014-2018

Funder:Vale Minerals Malaysia Sdn Bhd/University of Queensland

Partners: Perak Forestry State Department

Target groups: Local community,

Aim/objective:

To enhance community welfare by protection and enhancement of coastal ecosystems in Manjung district and development of sustainable livelihood.

Project Progress

Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forest

  • Involved in four public events as exhibitors to raise awareness on importance of sustainable use of mangrove resources and to promote the Friends of Lekir Sitiawan Mangrove activities to the public; 
  • Two media visits were organised through out the project implementation;
  • 15,000 mangrove tree saplings were planted covering 2.5 ha. of Lekir Forest Reserve; and
  • Organised a large scale tree planting event involving 1,073 volunteers planting 10,000 mangrove tree saplings.

Restoration and Conservation of Mangrove Forest

  • Three capacity building programmes on cottage industry for alternative livelihood options were organised for the women of Lekir Sitiawan village. The women were trained by professional trainers to produce high quality handicraft made from recycled materials or non-forest timber products that will be sold via e-commerce. This is hope to generate addtional income for the local communities; and  
  • A peer learning programme was organised to empowered the Friends of Lekir Setiawan Mangrove to develop a homestay programme for tourist to experience the malay kampung lifestyle. There are 10 families from Sungai Tiram Village and Batu 10 Village involved in th homestay programme

For more information about the project, please e-mail us at outreach@gec.org.my


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