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Yayasan Konservasi Pesisir Indonesia

We are a non-profit organization focused on mitigation of climate change and community empowerment by bringing ecosystem restoration particularly in coastal area and community training through natural resource utilization.
Our programs are focused on restoration, education, observation, agroforestry, human resource improvement, green growth, and biodiversity.


Uca crabs, known as fiddler crabs, are crucial in nutrient cycling within mangrove ecosystems. These tiny crustaceans are adept burrowers, creating intricate tunnel systems in the muddy substrate. As they dig and forage for food, Uca crabs mix organic matter, residue, and sediment, effectively facilitating decomposition. This mixing action enhances the breakdown of organic materials, releasing nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus into the deposit. These nutrients are subsequently utilized by microorganisms and plants, including mangrove trees, in a process known as nutrient cycling. By fostering nutrient exchange between different sediment layers, Uca crabs contribute to the overall health and productivity of the mangrove ecosystem . . . read more

The blossoming carbon market in Indonesia isn’t just a boon for the environment; it’s also nurturing a remarkable avenue for local economic development. As the nation positions itself at the forefront of carbon trading, it opens a gateway for communities across its diverse archipelago to actively participate in this sustainable transformation. With abundant natural resources ranging from lush rainforests to expansive peatlands, Indonesia possesses the raw materials to generate carbon credits that can be sold globally. It translates into revenue streams that can be reinvested in local infrastructure, education, healthcare . . .  read more

Mangrove Forest

Mangroves play an important role in protecting the coast from storms, waves, and wind. Strong winds and seawater intrusion can be mitigated by mangrove stands, which can protect settlements, buildings, and agriculture. Mangroves have also been shown to play an important role in storm protection. Mangrove roots can bind to and stabilize mud substrates, trees can reduce wave energy and slow currents, and vegetation as a whole can trap sediment (Davies and Claridge, 1993 and Othman, 1994).