The University of Earth: Urgent Action Series: COP21: Paris 2015: Bali Mangrove Conservation
As we all know, mangroves have so many functions, from basic needs to even mitigate climate change. We have lost 20% of the mangrove ecosystem, and it happened majorly in the Asia Pacific region. If we can manage the three million hectares of mangrove swamps we can contribute to eliminating climate change. Over the past three decades, Indonesia has lost 40% of its mangrove due to the economic industry.
Bali also has a mangrove forest, containing 1300 hectares of mangrove forests. It is beautiful from the top but there is a serious problem underneath. The main problem is sedimentation, growing by 10 to 15 cm per year. Can you imagine what it will be like in 10 to 20 years from now if nothing is done about it?
There are also many illegal activities in Bali; Illegal logging, illegal land occupation and garbage. As well as lack of awareness in the local community.
A Bali Mangrove Organisation has been set up, which consists of 100 people. They do replanting, cleaning, educational training and socialisation.
He also discusses:
- Cleaning up the garbage
- Teaching sustainability
- The contribution of the Private Sector and NGO’s around the world
The Rehabilitation of Sumatran Tigers is also discussed.