This project aims to contribute to the improvement of mangrove ecosystem quality in Indonesia by using demonstration Area at Bintan Island through local community participation. Its specific objective is to control the exploitation of mangrove area carried out by communities to reduce further forest degradation.
The expected outputs of the project are: (1) Draft Policy Legislation on Mangrove Forest Management formulated; (2) Improved capacity of communities to rehabilitate the degraded mangrove forest area.
It is expected that after project is completed, national strategies on mangrove forest management will be institutionalized and adopted by various levels as action program in improving mangrove ecosystem by local communities and thus promote reducing emission from deforestation and degradation. The successful implementation of the project will generate awareness among local people and stakeholders to participate in managing mangrove forest in a sustainable way. Local government, communities and private sector will get incentives from the ongoing effort in implementing conservation and forest management in reducing emission from deforestation and degradation.