Mangrove forests not only conserve biodiversity, but also absorb carbon dioxide and reduce damages of the coastal areas from high waves. However, the area of mangrove forests in the world is decreasing year by year due to logging and other factors.
This project plans to plant about 140,000 mangrove trees on about 14 hectares of land by 2026. ASC employees and local society will participate in the planting activities to rehabilitate the mangrove forests in Panimbang District, Banten Province, Java, which were washed away by a tsunami in 2018. In addition, the results of the carbon dioxide absorption effect of mangrove trees, which will be academically verified in this project, will be reported to the Indonesian government. This is expected to lead to the study of the possibility of contributing to net zero carbon.