After successfully holding the First and Second Mangrove Festivals located in Nguling, Pasuruan on August 30 2022 and at the Madura State Polytechnic on December 4 2022. This time the Third Mangrove Festival was held at Wisata Bahari Tlocor and Pulau Lusi, Kedungpandan, Jabon, Sidoarjo. The Mangrove Festival this time is one of the efforts to build wider upstream and downstream synergies in protecting the mangrove ecosystem, because the ecosystem has provided many benefits both ecologically, economically and socially for coastal communities.
“Basically, if plant mangroves, we do it almost every two weeks. On average, we have visited beaches in East Java to plant mangroves. But at this Mangrove Festival, we are making integrated upstream and downstream efforts to protect the ecosystem,” she said. Khofifah on the island of Lusi.
According to Khofifah, many types of downstream mangroves have grown and developed into quality MSME products and some have even gone international. There is also batik made from natural dyes from mangroves, and cakes made from mangrove flour.
Yagasu in the Third Mangrove Festival this time contributed in the form of an exhibition of mangrove derivative products, namely batik and also mangrove cakes made from mangrove flour. Yagasu also provided mangrove awareness activities for school children around the festival site which aimed to introduce what mangrove plants are, what are the benefits of mangrove forests, and how to protect mangrove ecosystems.
Further Information :
Yayasan Gajah Sumatra / Gajah Sumatra Foundation
Jl Batu Gingging No. 69 Medan, North Sumatra,