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Workcamp saving mangroves habitat

Dates of the project: Aug 2nd – 15th

Location: Pekalongan city, Central Java Indonesia.

Language: English should be spoken among participants. Bahasa Indonesia should be spoken with local people. Bahasa Indonesia is super easy language for foreigners. No tenses to study only simple structure. Try to learn online before your departure. Totally worth.

Accommodation: House of local people, sleeping bag is needed, self cooking, and self management.

Fee: IDR 2,800,000

Meeting point: Pekalongan Train Station at arrival hall , Central Java, Indonesia, at first day at the latest 12.00 midday, Contact Area Manager Pekalongan (Mr) Ogieg Safiran at +62 8976735014; Contact Program Manager (Mr) Ben Pramudya at +62 813 1803 6960; Contact Incoming Staff (Mr) Yayat at +62 812 2928 667

Airport: Soekarno Hatta International Airport; Train Station: Pekalongan Train Station

Project

Preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of lack of mangrove and too strong waves from the ocean. Raising awareness of the important of mangroves conservation as one part of environment protection to the local children, teenagers and people. Previous workcamps Mangrove for Java Pekalongan can be viewed here.

Background

Mangrove for Java is a project targeting all endangers villages or area located in coastal cities and regencies in Java Island. This project is a sustainable project organized by GREAT in cooperation with local fisher and farmer communities to answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of Java Island. Java coastal area is one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The project is preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of significantly mangrove cutting in the 70’s-80s along with strong waves from the ocean. This will be the main focus of the project. More than 1000 km coastal line in Java Island is in danger of erosion. This year, we start it with Pekalongan City.

The aims of the camp are to support the local initiatives of local fisher and farmer communities in protecting the sea shore by planting mangroves. And to increase the awareness of the other local people and children to protect do sustainable action of environment protection, in coastal area in Java Island.

Work

Planting mangrove and other trees in beach, sharing about environment education to local people and children, conducting school visits and universities for environment education, running a green campaign in city centre, and managing the mangrove fruits to be snacks or foods and promoting it.

Special remarks

It is a very hot and less hygiene condition of poor coastal area, be ready with sun block and sun burnt. Bring some ideas for environment education (especially about mangrove and how to take care of it) and Olympic games for environment education for small children aged from 6-12 and teenagers.

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