Sustainable Development for Sustainable Livelihood of the Orang Laut of Carey Island in Selangor
Development of a full project proposal through conducting meetings with the indigenous Orang Laut communities to better define the scope, and objectives of the project, understand their expectations and decide on the type of sustainable livelihood trainings most appropriate to meet their needs. The full project being planned will also have a tree replanting programme for the 'Batu Nireh', a type of mangrove tree which is currently under threat from over-exploitation by the Orang Laut communities for their traditional woodcarvings.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee: Consumer Association of Klang / Selangor Environment Assocn.
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 2
Grant Amount: US$ 1,847.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 52.77
Project Number: MAL/01/12
Start Date: 4/2001
End Date: 8/2001
Status: Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Gender Focus
Community stakeholder meetings will involve the men and women of the indigenous Orang Laut communities of Carey Island.
Capacity - Building Component
The capacity of the indigenous communities to adopt alternative and sustainable livelihoods will be enhanced in addition to increasing their awareness of the role they play in conserving and protecting the endangered 'Batu Nireh' trees and their mangrove ecosystem.
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