In This Issue: Mangroves & Blue Carbon, Working Together, Peat Swamp & Oil Palm, Tree Planting & REDD+, Floating Clinic Outreach, Orangutans at Camp Rimba, Micro-enterprise & Camera Traps, Camera Traps, Literacy, Education
Ecosystem Restoration- That is the theme of this year's World Environment Day.
At Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve we've planted almost 400,000 native trees and mangroves.
Micro-enterprises are owned and run by local stakeholders who grow the saplings, manage the planting process and monitor the growth of trees. Community members are invested in the success of these efforts.
Children receive a 'green education', this includes tree planting, being part of village and river-clean-ups, story writing and games that teach them about nature, and lessons in biodiversity and sustainable forest practises. They see how trees grow and support animals and people. And as the next generation of environmental stewards, they carry a great responsibility for which they must be well prepared.
It's important for local stakeholders to see firsthand how carbon credit funds benefit them and that forests are more valuable if they remain intact.
It's a partnership that has long-term and far reaching consequences.