Building Community-based Mangrove Conservation, Protection and Resilience to address Climate Change in the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia

Mangrove ecosystems are one of the most unique ecosystems on Earth. Unfortunately, mangroves in Malaysia have been significantly degraded over the past 60 years with over exploitation and degradation of mangrove areas putting the local coastal communities at high risk of losing their source of livelihood and protection against coastal disasters.

Continued from the previous Community-based Mangrove Conservation and Protection and Sustainable Livelihood Programmes, a new collaboration has been formed between Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) and GEC to replicate and reinforce the project implementation spanning over four (4) different states (Johor, Kedah, Perak and Selangor) with the involvement of six (6) local community groups.

This project aims to address the mangrove degradation issues, reduce the effects of coastal erosion and deal with the issues of rising sea levels due to climate change at local level.

Duration: July 2023 - Dec 2026

Funder: Yayasan Sime Darby

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