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Overview Green Coast restoration projects

31-Oct-2007

With just a few mouse clicks, you can get information on the activities, results, budget, location and implementing partners of each coastal rehabilitation project. A link to the corresponding pages ...

With just a few mouse clicks, you can get information on the activities, results, budget, location and implementing partners of each coastal rehabilitation project. A link to the corresponding pages on the Green Coast website leads to a more extensive description of the project activities. 

Please check out this easy-to-use map here or click on the Project: Map Info button, visible in the left menu bar of each page on this website.

Beneficiaries
The map provides a full overview of all on-ground restoration work done under Green Coast over the last two years, which has led to improved ecosystem conditions for approximately 91,000 people and increased food security and income for at least 12,000 tsunami-affected people.

Community based
In the past two years, around 150 local NGOs and CBOs have facilitated tsunami-affected communities to rehabilitate coastal ecosystems such as mangrove forests, sand dunes, to clean up and protect coral reef and sea grass beds and to ‘green’ the newly constructed villages and houses. 

Coastal forest restored
Till date, more than 900 hectares of coastal forest have been restored by local communities in the tsunami-affected coastal areas. In a few years time, these patches of forest will function as a natural buffer zone and will protect against extreme weather events such as floods and storms. Coastal communities will also benefit from restored coastal ecosystems as they are important for their livelihoods from fisheries, agriculture and eco-tourism.

Home gardens and clean drinking water
Next to this, more than 250 home gardens have been established in newly constructed villages, providing extra income to a large number of tsunami-affected  women. Through cleaning of wells, bioremediation techniques and rainwater harvesting, more than 900 households in India and Sri Lanka have benefited from improved access to safe drinking water.

Micro-credits and loans
Through a locally managed Small Grants Facility in each of the 5 countries, a large number of micro-credits, loans and grants has been disbursed to local communities, who, in return, have engaged in coastal restoration work such as mangrove planting. More than 55% of these beneficiaries were women, which have started their own small business such as handicraft making, fish & crab farming or fruit processing. 

Bio-rights
This so-called ‘Bio-rights’ approach, financial capital for livelihood activities serving as an ‘incentive’ for environmental services by communities, was very successful in Aceh. The average survival rate of the planted trees was more than 70%, much higher than other replanting projects in the same area.  

More information on the achievements of Green Coast can be found on this map. 

Please check out this easy-to-use map here or click on the Project: Map Info button, visible in the left menu bar of each page on this website.

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