National Strategy for Mangrove Ecosystem Management: A reference for the conservation and rehabilitation of coastal areas to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Low Carbon Development

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Sustainable Development Goals and Low Carbon Development are global- and national-scale development agendas Indonesia is currently applying. Mangrove ecosystems are included to achieve the targets within the same time frame, and a coordinated strategy and integrated planning are necessary.

The National Strategy for Mangrove Ecosystem Management clearly separates between conservation and rehabilitation goals of coastal region rehabilitation objectives as they involve extremely different ecosystem conditions, in both biophysical and social terms, as well as economic opportunities. Mangrove conservation should be prioritized, bearing in mind the huge threats and the challenges involved in conducting rehabilitation and restoration, which are more technically challenging and involve greater costs.

For mangrove conservation and rehabilitation to be transparent for all stakeholders, a monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and verification system is required. This mechanism should cover all aspects of conservation and rehabilitation, including accountability over funding, and the performance (successes and failures) of conservation and rehabilitation efforts.


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