Plant mangrove trees with Yagasu
Yayasan Gajah Sumatra (Yagasu) is a non-profit organisation planting mangroves in Aceh, North Sumatra, and Riau - Indonesia.
Pure Health Strategy backs Yagasu’s mangrove restoration projects, capturing CO2 while supporting local communities and threatened ecosystems.
Impact created by Pure Health Strategy
- Mangrove reforestation
- trees planted
- CO2 captured
- 57 MT
- over 20 years
- Equivalent of driving
- Area reforested
Yagasu has over two decades of experience in mangrove reforestation in coastal ecosystems.
From the North Island to the Interior Groves, they plant a variety of mangrove species, which were cultivated in the local nursery and imported from East Java. Planting trees not only captures lots of carbon, it also creates habitats where wildlife can thrive.
Yagasu also helps the local communities by encouraging sustainable fishing and crab farming. This means they can earn a living without relying on jobs such as cutting down trees. Yagasu also supports a women’s artisanal mangrove project, as well as a silvofishery program.