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Plant mangroves trees with Yakopi

Yayasan Konservasi Pesisir Indonesia (YAKOPI) is a non-profit organisation planting mangroves in North Sumatra - Indonesia.

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Mangrove

Impact created by Yakopi since Sep 2020

    • Mangrove reforestation
    • 27,006
    • trees planted
    • CO2 captured
    • 6,787 MT
    • over 20 years
    • Equivalent of driving
    • 56,557,674
    • km
    • Area reforested
    • 108,025
    • m2

About Yakopi

Yakopi is working together with the local community at Belawan Sicawang to regenerate the northwestern mangrove forests of the estuary.

This is a rich forest of twisting tidal rivers, full of wading birds, forest animals, and amphibians. Planting and nursery work is advancing with support of a handful of expert foresters and a large contingent of local women's groups.

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Project Location

Project Stats

  • CO2 Carbon Capture

  • 84
  • On land biodiversity

  • 90
  • Underwater biodiversity

  • 70
  • Social Impact

  • 60
  • Gender equality

  • 60

Why it matters locally

YAKOPI is working together with the local community at Belawan Sicanang to regenerate the northwestern mangrove forests of the estuary. This is a rich forest area with twisting tidal rivers, numerous wading birds, forest animals, and amphibians.

While diverse with plant life, mangroves are at the heart of this forest, performing critical functions to keep the forest alive. Sadly, rampant deforestation has put this area under threat from frequent flooding due to stormwater, coastal erosion, and loss of habitat for numerous non-human animal and plant life.

This mangrove deforestation has also led to loss of ecosystem resources that support livelihoods, secure nutritious food supply, and secure freshwater supply (by preventing saltwater intrusion) for members of the local community.

Why this project matters globally

YAKOPI is working together with the local community at Belawan Sicanang to regenerate the northwestern mangrove forests of the estuary. This is a rich forest area with twisting tidal rivers, numerous wading birds, forest animals, and amphibians.

While diverse with plant life, mangroves are at the heart of this forest, performing critical functions to keep the forest alive. Sadly, rampant deforestation has put this area under threat from frequent flooding due to stormwater, coastal erosion, and loss of habitat for numerous non-human animal and plant life.

This mangrove deforestation has also led to loss of ecosystem resources that support livelihoods, secure nutritious food supply, and secure freshwater supply (by preventing saltwater intrusion) for members of the local community.

Benefits

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    Equitable

    Planting and nursery work is supported by expert foresters and a large contingent of local women's groups.

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    Data-driven

    Pre and post-project data is collected and will be published for open-access public review.

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    Supporting the local community

    Mangrove restoration will ensure long-term livelihoods for local silvofishery businesses, thereby discouraging deforestation.

Verification

Our methodology is backed by strong science. We use proven algorithms for carbon calculations, and track impact where possible with remote sensing and machine learning.

With our science partners, Global Mangrove Trust and Kumi Analytics, we’re working at the cutting edge of how to measure carbon absorption from space, driving change to make sustainability finance accessible to the humblest communities.

Every X months, a quantified verification report of the impact will be made publicly accessible, making all impact claims evidence-based and scientifically valid.

Financial Transparency

We use a mobile app – Planter – to confirm delivery of all funds to the field. We’ll soon be writing these deliveries a public blockchain as well, to allow auditors to track donation flows from anywhere on Earth. Next, we are building tools for project leaders to speak back straight to the community about developments on the ground. These peer-to-peer links open the black box of how sponsorship dollars translate to impact in the real world!

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