Save Our Shores -Educational Site Visit and Learning Experience to Mangrove Reserve Forest
To start our Scout of The World Voluntary Services, Save Our Shores (S.O.S) project, we have a education tour on 10 & 11 January 2015 to the coastal village, Kuala Gula and Tsunami tragedy site, Tanjung Piandang, Kuala Muda and Sungai Pinang. These activities had been carried out to identify the important of mangrove forest practically and to discover the better way of conducting the SW Voluntary Service effectively. We also observe the impact to the shores where with or without the barrier of mangrove forest. A survey of “The Importance of Mangrove Forest” and few interviews with local communities and society representative had been carried out during the field trip.
Kuala Gula is a fishing village located along the coast of Perak state. It has a variety of wetland habitat that consists of mudflats, mangroves, estuaries and river systems.
Terrain in Tanjung Piandang is a lowland plains or less than 5 meters above sea level. Therefore, there are not planting any mangroves forest at Tanjong Piandang.
Kuala Muda is a small fishing village located at the mouth of Sungai Muda. It consist of two part and separate by Sungai Muda, where on South is Kuala Muda, Pulau Pinang and at North is Kuala Muda, Kedah. Both Kuala Muda are badly hit by Tsunami on 26 December 2004.
While for Sungai Pinang, Balik Pulau, since year 2000, government had replanting and taking care of mangrove forest along the Balik Pulau coastline. When year 2004 Tsunami disaster, these barrier had functioning well to stop the impact of tsunami wave.