Community-based Mangrove Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Programme in Kuala Gula – Kerian and Sitiawan – Manjung, Perak
About 61% of the 250 km of Perak’s coastline is under threats of coastal erosion due to the increase of sea levels and frequent storms that are linked to the alarming climate change. This project embarks on a journey to conserve mangrove areas at Kuala Gula, Kerian and Lekir, Manjung in Perak.
The conservation initiatives include mangrove tree planting and maintenance by the local community, establishment/enhancement of sustainable livelihood programmes benefiting approximately 7,000 communities. ¬¬¬ These initiatives are hoped to improve the quality of the coastline through natural protection and slow down the coastal erosions.
Duration: 2020 - 2023
Funder: Yayasan Sime Darby
This programme focuses on:
- Strengthening the sustainable management of mangrove and coastal resources;
- Enhancing sustainable use of mangrove and coastal resources to improve the community’s livelihood; and
- Strengthening the institutional capacity of the 2-local community organisations for mangrove and coastal resources management towards sustainability.
- Planted about 3,010 trees at 1.5 ha of degraded area in Kuala Gula and 200 trees at 0.1 ha of degraded area in Sungai Limau, Southern Manjung Coast. So far, the project has successfully supported the planting of 3,210 trees in 1.6 ha degraded mangrove areas.
- Successfully conducted three ‘Interactive Online Learning Sessions’ via zoom for Peatland Forest Ranger students in December 2020.
- Maps that identify the habitat and species diversity at the project sites have been produced and distributed to the local authorities for better understanding and future protection.
- Sahabat Hutan Bakau Kuala Gula (SHBKG) actively monitor and maintain the community nursery on monthly basis.
- Carrying out ongoing patrolling activities at the project sites with the local communities.
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