YAGASU, DAAI TV, AND PT. Sumatera Timberindo Industri Planted Mangrove Trees in Tanjung Rejo, North Sumatra
Yagasu – Yagasu in collaboration with DAAI TV and PT. SPI, Planted Mangrove Trees in Tanjung Rejo, North Sumatra
In collaboration with DAAI TV and PT Sumatera Timberindo Industri, Yagasu planted 381 mangrove trees around an ecotourism site in Tanjung Rejo, North Sumatra on Saturday, 6 May 2023. This activity was held to commemorate earth day 2023.
Yagasu is an Indonesian-based NGO with over 20 years of experience in community-based mangrove restoration in coastal ecosystems. The organization’s programs include climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental education, and economic empowerment through green livelihood initiatives. In collaboration with local communities, Yagasu has successfully planted over 30 million mangrove trees in 12.300 hectares of degraded area.
The mangrove planting aimed to restore the degraded area as well as increase the community awareness of mangrove ecosystem conservation in the mangrove ecotourism site which is located in Tanjung Rejo Village, North Sumatra.
The team chose the planting site because it was identified as degraded land that needed mangrove restoration. Besides planting mangroves, Yagasu, Daai TV, and PT. STI also distributed trash cans to the local community group that manages the mangrove ecotourism.
The team and the community also painted and cleaned the facilities around the area. It is hoped that this initiative will enhance the community’s awareness of ecotourism protection and conservation as part of green livelihoods that will benefit nature and the people.
Linkedin: Yagasu (Yayasan Gajah Sumatra)