Indonesia Reforestation Project
Degraded mangrove forest measuring 506 hectares along the coast of Biak Island
Situated in the Coral Triangle in Indonesia is West Papua, an area recognized as the global center of marine biodiversity and a global priority for conservation because of the broad range of species it supports, including at least 500 species of reef-building corals. Biak Island is one of Indonesia’s most impoverished areas, where subsistence farmers and fishers make up approximately 75% of the population. Eden began its reforestation program in Indonesia in late 2017.
The focus is on the restoration of mangroves and tropical forests and promoting food security by helping local people plant agroforestry trees.
Eden’s planting efforts have expanded rapidly as the leadership team mobilizes local leaders and engages planters to become part of the program.
1° 6’39.37”S, 136°20’29.03”E
Mangroves acting as a barrier between waves and land, mitigating the disastrous effects of large waves.