Mainstreaming Efforts to Sustain the Mangrove Ecosystem Biodiversity in Providing Livelihood for Local Communities in Sematan, Sarawak, Malaysia
To enable the local communities to mainstream its efforts , which were piloted annd proven during its earlier phase of funding which ended in June 2005. The local communities have shown a keen interest and a strong belief in mainstreaming their efforts towards the conservation and sustainable use of the Sematan mangroves ecosystem and its biological diversity for the present and future generations. The communities have come to realise that the mangrove ecosystem becomes especialy important in providing protection from natural disasters like the tsunami. Also there is much interest shown by both the federal and state government in the conservation and protection of mangrove ecosystems whilst providing livelihood to the local communities.
The project will aim to enncourage the local communities to be involved in the reforestatiion of the mangrove and to carry out their mainstreaming efforts in sustaining the mangrove ecosystem BD. Related awareness raising programme, alternative income generation and other supportive Programme like eco tourism would be carried out in tandem.
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Project Snapshot

Jawatankuasa Keselamatan dan Kemajuan Kampung Trusan Jaya
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Operational Phase:
Phase 3
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 28,960.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 40,540.00
Project Number:
Start Date:
End Date:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
A spin-off from this project is the mangrove reforestation project by the Sarawak Foret Department and Sarawak Forest Corporation with the aim to plant 25,000 mangrove seedlings withing a 10 hectare of mangrove area at Kampung Trusan Jaya, Sematan.
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