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Project October 2, 2023

Degradation of Mangrove Forests in Indonesia



This project is an in-depth report on the triggers, impacts, and solutions to mangrove degradation in Indonesia, using the provinces of West Kalimantan, South Sumatra, and Riau as case studies.

Riau represents the province with the largest mangrove forest on the island of Sumatra, and the province of North Sumatra has extensive damage with complex problems ranging from land tenure for oil palm plantations and fish ponds. The third province, West Kalimantan, has the largest mangrove forest in Indonesia.

This coverage project will tell stories from various angles:
1. What triggers the destruction of mangrove forests in Indonesia and what are the impacts on the environment and the lives of people in coastal areas?
2. What are the impacts of mangrove destruction on the biodiversity in each mangrove forest area in the province, as well as fisheries?
3. How have the peat restoration solutions that have been implemented so far through social forestry programs succeeded in restoring mangrove forests?


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Rainforest Reporting

Rainforest Reporting


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