Yagasu – Yagasu, Medan State University, and Paluh Kurau Village Community signed a village regulation on Friday, 19 November 2021.
Yagasu, Unimed, and Paluh Kurau Village Community held a meeting to sign the Village Regulation (Perdes) for the protection of the Mangrove forest in Paluh Kurau Village.
The signing of this regulation was attended by Mr. Selamat (the Head of Paluh Kurau Village), Mr. Jamah S. (Chairman of Paluh Kurau Village Deliberation Agency), Mr. Muslih (the representative of Community Empowerment Agency, Mrs. Melinda Suriani Harefa (Program Director of Yagasu) Mr. Ridho Damanik (The representative of Faculty of Social Science, Medan State University), Noncommissioned Law Enforcement Officer, and Paluh Kurau Community.
(Head of Paluh Kurau Village was signing a village regulation on Mangrove protection)
(Meilinda Suriani Harefa, Program Director of Yagasu was explaining the protected mangrove forest map)
This village regulation also aims to accelerate the realization of community welfare through improvement, service, empowerment, and community participation, as well as increasing regional competitiveness by taking into account the principles of democracy, equity, justice, privilege and specificity of a region.
In this occasion, Yagasu and Medan State University facilitated the village of Paluh Kurau to draft a village regulation to protect the mangrove habitat in this location. The process started from mapping the mangrove area, socializing and consolidating with all authorities, drafting a village regulation, to signing a village regulation.
At this meeting, all participants agreed and signed the Perdes that had been designed together. “We hope that the signing of the Village Regulation for the Protection of Mangrove Forests in Paluh Kurau Village will make the village community more concerned and protect Mangrove Forest in Paluh Kurau Village even more”, Meilinda Suriani Harefa explained.
Yagasu (Yayasan Gajah Sumatra) is a Non-Governmental Organization with over 21 years of practical experiences on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation, capacity building, environmental education and local economic reconstruction through the facilitation of generating income for local communities on green livelihoods. Established on July 17, 2001, the organization initial concernwas Sumatra’s elephant conservation. In 2006, Yagasu changed its management structure and officially registered with Yagasu Aceh as its legal name. In recent years, yagasu has been focused on restoring mangrove restoration, environment and climate change, and local community empowerment in Aceh, North Sumatra, East Java, and Wet Java Province.
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