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The Community-based Mangrove Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Programme by global environment centre 

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YSD has newly embarked on “The Community-based Mangrove Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Programme in Kuala Gula, Kerian and Lekir, Manjung, of Perak” just before the start of Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO), in February 2020. 

The main objective of this project is to conserve mangroves (which includes its planting and maintenance by the local communities) in these areas, complemented with sustainable livelihood programme involving approximately 6,300 residents in Kuala Gula and 1,000 residents in Lekir respectively, who are mostly from the B40 group.




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Alarmingly, 61% of the 250 km coastline in Perak has experienced erosions due to the increase in sea levels and more frequent storms. Linked to climate change, this phenomena will continue to escalate in future if no immediate action is put in place. 

The planting and conservation of mangroves within these areas is hoped to improve quality of the coastline through natural protection and slow down coastal erosions.

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In partnership with the Global Environment Centre (GEC), this programme will focus on:

i. Strengthening the sustainable management of mangrove and coastal resources;
ii. Enhancing sustainable use of mangrove and coastal resources to improve the community’s livelihood; and
iii. Strengthening the institutional capacity of the 2-local community organisations for mangrove and coastal resources management towards sustainability.


We hope that this project will bring the desired impact and more, paving the way into an exciting future for our coastal areas in Perak as well as environmental symbiosis and biodiversity nationwide. Stay tuned for more interesting updates!


 
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30 Sep 2020
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