July 2005

Conservation benefit: Establishment of a 35-acre permanent no-take mangrove forest reserve

Community benefit: Coral reef clean-up and mangrove restoration

Iboih Village on Weh Island is located on the most westerly point of Indonesia, in Aceh province. The island was spared from serious devastation by the December 2004 tsunami, but debris from the island was deposited on the nearby reefs, and a large swath of mangroves was destroyed.

With the assistance of Aceh Coral Conservation, Seacology will provide funding to replant 14,400 mangrove seedlings and clean up the debris that is suffocating the reefs and remaining mangrove forest. In exchange, the people of Iboih Village will create a 35-acre permanent no-take mangrove forest reserve.

Full or partial funding for this project provided by
Project Updates
June 2006
About 50% of the planted mangroves survived, which was the expected survival rate. Since then several other funding sources contributed to a second replanting.
January 2006
The coral reef and mangrove cleanup took place in October 2005.

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