Case Study: Community Based Ecological Mangrove Rehabilitation (CBEMR) in Indonesia
Mangrove plantings in Indonesia have typically failed for a number of reasons including inappropriate site selection, inappropriate species selection, and/or conflict over land tenure.
The authors discussed ecological mangrove rehabilitation (EMR) and its use in Indonesia, which required a more socio-cultural-political apprach as compared with EMR in the United States.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors present a case study from South Sulawesi in which 1200 ha of mangroves were deforested due to aquaculture projects, and the subsequent community based ecological mangrove rehabilitation (CBEMR) project implemented to restore the mangroves. They discuss reasons for the success of the project, including economic incentives to restore mangroves and the involvement of women in the restoration process.
Brown, B, Fadillah, R, Nurdin, Y, Soulsby, I, Ahmad, R. 2014. Case Study: Community Based Ecological Mangrove Rehabilitation (CBEMR) in Indonesia. S.A.P.I.EN.S [Online], vol. 7 no. 2, pp. 1-12