Commitment to Action

Restoring Vulnerable Coasts for Economic and Ecosystem Value

Commitment by

Wetlands International

In 2014, Wetlands International committed to conducting a coastal and community needs assessment of Aceh Besar, Indonesia, an area that was devastated by the 2004 Tsunami. People living in the area continue to struggle with the aftermath of Tsunami and the coastal ecosystem has not recovered. Linking livelihood development and ecosystem restoration projects, Wetlands International will: (1) develop an ecosystem restoration/livelihood development plan, and (2) establish and train two community groups focused on girls and women to implement the program and create community-wide awareness on the importance of healthy coastal ecosystems. The community groups will conduct trainings on coastal restoration, land rehabilitation, and other developmental activities, including livelihood trainings linked to coastal ecosystem health. This commitment intends to improve the livelihoods of the people living in Aceh by supporting long-term sustainability of local fisheries, aquaculture, and other source of income.

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Commitment

Restoring Vulnerable Coasts for Economic and Ecosystem Value

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$137,000

Region

Asia

Countries

INDONESIA

Commitment by

Wetlands International