Mangrove Trees are Saving Indonesia’s Coastline
In Semarang City Indonesia, the coastal ecology has been deteriorating with time. Recently, the community has been working to restore the coast by planting mangrove trees. 75-hectares have already been restored but there are still 85-hectares remaining.
Thus, 10 local Scouts stepped up to help and started the initiative. They saw a need in their community and rose to the challenge. Mangrove Trees – Saving Indonesia’s Coast enlists Scouts to help with the vital coastal conservation work as well as informs the Scouts of the importance behind planting the mangroves.
The leaders of the Project feel that it is important for everyone in the community to understand the importance of a healthy environment. They also feel that the youth are the best messengers for this initiative because they will share their experiences with their friends and families, thus increasing the communities’ overall knowledge.
Through this Project, the Scouts are learning how to plant mangrove trees, they are developing skills in coastal ecology conservation and most importantly, they are learning how to establish a sustainable environment in the region, which will ultimately benefit over 8,200 people.
Through Messengers of Peace, Scouts from across the globe are able to launch projects that are important to them and their communities while still working together for a common goal, to create a better world.