Most notable was the community group Kali Kaek from sub-district Palon in Sambas Regency. The community group had for several years, been replanting degraded mangrove areas as they recognised the importance of healthy mangroves to their livelihoods as fishermen.
They are working on saving green turtles in the area as well. The beaches in the area used to see upwards of fifty turtles laying their eggs. Poaching of turtle eggs as led to sightings of less than rive turtles in 2013.
The community then took action and built simple hatcheries, where a successful release of a few hundred green turtle hatchlings took place.
The fishing community of Surya Kencana near Singkawang City were also beneficiaries of the CSR funding. This community group is the same one featured in our story on successful mangrove reforesting.
Their efforts have been recognised by other fishing communities which are now working on reforesting mangrove areas elsewhere!