Yagasu conducted 290 awareness and environmental education programs that reach 5,800 people that include 2,455 men and 3,345 women. Targeted awareness programs aimed for decision makers, legislatives, civil society and concerned individuals are to expand understanding of values accruing mangrove forest biodiversity to increase local pride in and ownership of natural resources.
Multiple communication programs have been applied such as face to face meetings and workshop, religious/women group/school awareness activities, and media campaign through radio talk show and TV coverage. We conducted multi-level communication interventions, and targeting audiences at the village, sub-district, district, provincial and national levels. We also run specific awareness efforts through intensive consultations with key target audience for top-level decision makers who are currently deciding on species and forest conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, green-economic development and land-use issues.