In order to welcome International Mangrove Day 2018 on 26 July this year, Blue Forests held a photo and video contest. We participated in this celebration as a form of support in voicing the importance of mangrove existence.
Let's join us by uploading photos and videos of your work on your personal social media accounts from July 10 - 25, 2018. Your own work can be in photo format or 1-minute video. Do not forget to include #Mangrove #InternationalMangroveDay #MangrovePhotoContest #BlueForests. The participants are also required to follow Blue Forests' social media account. More detailed provisions can be found on the poster below.
We are pleased to announce that we have chosen Rio Ahmad as Director of Blue Forests, effective immediately. Rio’s appointment as new Director was being conducted in Member Meeting that held on 28-29 March 2018 in Makassar. The meeting was also a momentum of shared reflection through an Accountability Report that summarizes our activities, program performances, partnership, financial condition, and future agendas.
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.
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.
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.