But the local government persisted, continuing to hold regular meetings about the project, and tapping the Uswag (Progress) Foundation to provide microfinance loans for participants. Nonetheless the community-led plantations demonstrated a high rate of survivalvery . Both parties agreed to collaborate in the efforts to conserve and protect the environment through a mangrove plantation project. Since the success of Aklan’s mangrove replanting effort, KASAMA has been actively involved in taking care of mangrove seedlings. Community Epidemic & Pandemic Preparedness, National Society Preparedness for Effective Response, Technological and Biological Hazard Preparedness, Connecting people to the Red Cross in Myanmar, After the storm: All hands-on deck to respond to basic needs cause by Tunisia’s flash floods, IFRC releases emergency funds to support Iraq Red Crescent relief operations. The Kalibo project also stands as a bright spot in a country working to restore its mangroves. This project is very attractive with its mass wedding ceremony and celebrations. All Viet Nam Red Cross chapters and communities continue to take care of their mangroves and are seeing tangible benefits in terms of the natural environment, the economy and ecological health. Project History The Mangrove Plantation/Disaster Risk Reduction (MP/DRR) project of the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC) began in 1994 in Thai Binh province, with support from the Danish Red Cross (DRC). The Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project directly benefited an estimated 190,455 people. The project focused on replanting degraded mangrove forests in Ambondrolava and Andrevo. Mangrove Plantation caretaker Anita Rani’s village is near the border of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. “Initially we thought that the mud would help boosts the reforestation effort, but soon after we realized that the drifted [mud was] not compatible to every mangrove species,” Quimpo says. More details Mangrove Plantation Project, India The project aims to establish mangrove plantations for coastal protection, to enhance mangrove biodiversity and to generate income for the local community. During the past eight (8) years of the project intervention, MSN has managed to produce over 1.65 million mangrove seedlings from the project nursery and established 1880.64 ac mangrove plantation which is accounted for 1852.34 ac of village plantations and 28.30 ac of urban plantation. We use cookies on our website to give you a better experience, improve performance and for analytics. I'd like to help cover the transaction fees of 0 for my donation. Quimpo was also posthumously recognized with a Pillar of Climate Leadership award by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. The Viet Nam Red Cross has successfully piloted a mangrove planting programme along their coastal areas of the Thai Binh province. Photos by C.E. While the area is no longer under community quarantine measures, minors younger than 15 years and senior citizens 54 and older are still not allowed to visit the area, Quimpo adds. The FMLA also gave KASAMA the rights to sell, process, or otherwise use all products grown in the mangrove area, in exchange for undertaking long-term maintenance and protection of the forest. Others were skeptical about the government’s promises to pay planters for their work, aware of other cases where the government had delayed payment for given projects. 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By using this website you agree to the use of cookies. Mature mangroves prevent sea water from coming in over the sea dykes, therefore also preventing salt-water intrusion in aquaculture and rice fields, which can adversely affect rice farming for several years. Banner image of the mangroves at the Bakhawan Eco-Park, Aklan, Philippines. … The mangroves that were planted and protected by Viet Nam Red Cross and local communities have grown to cover approximately 9,000 hectares in nearly 100 coastal communities. Viet Nam Red Cross and other partners advocated with policy makers and communities to improve forest laws and issue specific legal documents of mangrove and coastal forest management.