Collaborative Efforts On Mangrove Restoration In Sedari Village, Karawang District, West Java Province
Many communities are undertaking mangrove restoration projects to try to return some of the ecosystem services provided by mangrove forests, with mixed success.
research goal & methods
This study looks at mangrove restoration projects in Sedari Village, Karawang District, West Java, Indonesia. The projects were funded by PT Pertamina Hulu Energy as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility program. The study looks at three different phases of restoration efforts and examines the reasons why the first phase had higher rates of mangrove tree mortality, and how the lessons learned were implemented in the second and third phases.
conclusion & takeaways
The study finds that the first planting failed for many reasons, including lack of coordination with local government, lack of protection from browsing herbivores, lack of research before site selection into factors such as hydrology, substrate, contaminants, and integration into surrounding ecosystem, improper species selection, lack of planting knowledge from project volunteers, and finally lack of monitoring and evaluation. However, the project team evaluated and learned from these mistakes, resulting in the second and third phases of restoration having much higher mangrove tree survival rates.
Collaborative Efforts on Mangrove Restoration in Sedari Village, Karawang District, West Java Province. Procedia Environmental Sciences. 2015;23:48–57. doi:10.1016/j.proenv.2015.01.008..
- Graduate Study Program on Environmental Science, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Environmental Division, HSSE Department, PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java