About the local hosting organizationMangrove for Java is a project targeting all endangers villages or area located in coastal cities and regencies in Java Island. This project is a sustainable project organized by GREAT in cooperation with local fisher and farmer communities to answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of Java Island. Java coastal area is one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The project is preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of significantly mangrove cutting in the 70’s-80s along with strong waves from the ocean. This will be the main focus of the project. More than 1000 km coastal line in Java Island is in danger of erosion. This year, we start it with Pekalongan City.
About the volunteer workPlanting mangrove and other trees in beach, sharing about environment education to local people and children, conducting school visits and universities for environment education, running a green campaign in city centre, and managing the mangrove fruits to be snacks or foods and promoting it.
Local accommodationHouse of local people, sleeping bag is needed, self cooking, and self management
About the project locationPekalongan Coastal Area, Central Java, Indonesia.
RequirementsVolunteer has to bear their own personal needs such as medicine, leisure time, visa matters, and free day trip.
Extra info about the projectIt is a very hot and less hygiene condition of poor coastal area, be ready with sun block and sun burnt. Strong physical endurance is needed.