Celebrating Indonesia Independence Day in Tanakake Island

There was something unique on celebrating Indonesia Independence Day in Tanakeke Island. A lot of traditional games tested the participant’s physical skill and their knowledge about ecosystem in the village. Children, women, teenagers, and the elderly mingled each other to understand the independence mean in their own way. It was not casual traditional games that played on 16 August 2016, but Blue Forests combined it with environmental education. We named […]

Blue Forests and the Tanakeke people gathered together after the game end

A mission to save mangrove

Sun Newspaper – NT News Tuesday, June 21 2016;   A Charles Darwin University PhD candidate will travel to one of the world’s largest mangrove conservation conferences to discuss an initiative that aims to recover the vital ecosystem in Indonesia. Benjamin Brown said technology was available to restore entire degraded mangrove forest landscapes in Indonesia, but the initiative required political and landholder support. He will present findings from his work […]

Darwin Sun - NT News - Mangrove Article - Ben Brown edit

Meet Abdul, a local champion of Building with Nature Indonesia

The time flies for Abdul Ghofur and 25 other participants of the Coastal Field School Training of Trainers (ToT). In May they completed their season-long training which was geared towards revitalising aquaculture productivity in the district of Demak. The training is part of the Building with Nature programme in Central Java to restore the mangrove belt of the rapidly eroding coastline. Abdul is a 47 year old fish and shrimp […]

Abdul Ghofur is co-facilitating coastal field School sessions in Tambak Bulusan. He was explaining about the village seasonal calendar on April 11, 2016

Fish/shrimp farming Coastal Field School, a new hope for local farmers in coastal Demak

I still remember the first time when I met Supardi (47 years old) on the first day of the Coastal Field School Training of Trainers (CFS ToT). He is one of the twenty-one participants selectively recruited to be community organisers for the aquaculture revitalisation program, which is part of Building with Nature (BwN) to reduce coastal erosion in Demak.This programme provides coastal resilience by combining smart engineering and mangrove rehabilitation,while […]