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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: 2014-2017

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

  • Organised a number of capacity building workshops with the Friends of Lekir Sitiawan Mangrove. Among them were: 
  • Peer learning programme at Kuala Gula with the Friends of Kuala Gula Mangrove
  • Capacity building for the women of Lekir Sitiawan Village
  • Mangroves Identification Training 13th September 2015
  • Established a mangrove nursery establishment
  • Organised mangrove seedling and wilding with the Friends of Lekir Sitiawan Mangrove
  • Organised an ongoing community patrolling activity at Lekir Sitiawan Mangrove

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


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