Coastal restoration and agroforestry programmes deliver environmental sustainability
Yakopi One Team One Dream For Generations
Yayasan Konservasi Pesisir Indonesia “YAKOPI” is a non-profit organisation based in North Sumatra that has worked with stakeholders at all levels on programmes to conserve and restore mangrove forests. Most importantly, Yakopi always works with the community, scientists and the government as policy makers. We focus on promoting the conservation and protection of existing coastal forests, educating people on how to restore damaged or unhealthy mangrove ecosystems, and encouraging the next generation to take an active interest in local forests.
Why do we do this?
Healthy mangrove forests can provide sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities, especially the poorest, and reduce their vulnerability to natural disasters such as cyclones and storm surges. Mangroves also provide a range of other benefits to the world at large – including absorbing and storing more carbon than any other type of forest.
Conserve coastal areas by protecting and maintaining existing coastal vegetation or plants.
Conserve and maintain coastal biodiversity through planting to increase the area of mangrove forests, peatlands and other coastal ecosystems in line with low carbon policies.
Encourage, develop and promote small businesses by creating people’s economic institutions that make sustainable use of marine resources and coastal ecosystems.
Creating a thriving, prosperous and creative coastal community
What makes YAKOPI stand out?
In order to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the management of climate change and marine ecosystems, YAKOPI’s vision is to promote action on climate change through emission reduction by restoring and rehabilitating forests in coastal areas to achieve the 13th SDG. In addition, YAKOPI realises coastal protection and sustainable management of marine resources through efforts to develop, manage and promote local community enterprises in exploiting the potential of coastal natural resources.