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Batu Ampar, Indonesia - Mangrove Habitat Demonstration Site
Written by Chris Paterson   
Thursday, 22 December 2005

UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project

Demonstration Site Manager
Mr. Ahmad Faisal Siregar
Demonstration Site Manager
Kompleks IPB 2, Jl.
Merkurious Blok C No. 4
Sindangbarang, Bogor, Propines
Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Tel: (62 251) 621672
Mobile: (62) 08128151790
Fax: (62 251) 621672
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Local Government Officials
Drs. L.H. Kadir
Vice-Governor of West Kalimantan Province
Jalan Ahmad Yani, Pontianak
West Kalimantan Province
Tel:(62 0561) 732245

Ir. Tri Budiarto
Jl. Ahmad Yani, Komp. Kantor Gubernur
West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

Tel: (62 0561) 730658
Fax: (62 0561) 764 616
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Focal Point for the Mangrove Component
Mr. Nyoto Santoso
Lembaga Pengkajian dan
Pengembangan Mangrove Indonesia
(Indonesian Institute of Mangrove
Research & Development)
Multi Piranti Graha It 3
JL. Radin Inten II No. 2
Jakarta 13440, Indonesia

Tel: (62 251) 621 672
Mobile: (62) 081 111 0764
Fax: (62 251) 621 672
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PCU Contact
Dr. John C. Pernetta
Project Director
UNEP/GEF Project Coordinating Unit
United Nations Building
2nd Floor, Block B
Rajdamnern Avenue
Bangkok, 10200, Thailand
Tel: (662) 288 1670
Fax: (662) 288 1094
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Further Information on Mangroves in the South China Sea

Reports of the Meetings of the UNEP/GEF Regional Working Group on Mangroves

UNEP/GEF Review of Mangroves in the South China Sea

Mangrove Habitat Demonstration Site Information Resources

Project Document for the Batu Ampar Mangrove Demo Site

Site Name and Geographic Coordinates
Name: Batu Ampar Mangrove Demonstration Site
Latitude: 0.84–0.87 SL
Longitude: 109.65 –109.68 EL

The long-term goals of the Batu Ampar demonstration site are to sustain the functions and benefits of the mangrove ecosystem as the life support system for the local community and to sustain the globally and regionally significant biodiversity of the area. Over the next three years, the project aims to establish a participatory management system involving all stakeholders in agreed actions to reduce the rate of mangrove degradation and improve the benefits to the local community derived from the mangrove ecosystem.


The mangrove area of Batu Ampar in Pontianak Regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia is a regionally important mangrove area bordering the South China Sea Project. The total area of mangrove in this province exceeds 150,000 hectares, of which some 65 thousand hectares represented the demonstration site within the Batu Ampar district. The growth of the coastal population in the area has resulted in an increase in stress on the mangrove habitat  and this demonstration project is timely in providing an opportunity to develop more sustainable ways of utilising the mangrove resources for the benefit of the local people. 

An important feature of the South China Sea Project is the exchange and sharing of experiences between the various demonstration sites and the importance given to sustainable use of mangrove resources for the benefit of all stakeholders, rather than simply environmental protection. In this connection the planned activities at the Batu Ampar Demonstration Site include the development of alternative livelihoods for local people and the development of sources of revenue to ensure longer-term sustainable management of the mangrove ecosystem. 


The objectives of the Batu Ampar Mangrove Demonstration Site are to:

  • Establish an institutional framework for sustainable mangrove management in Batu Ampar
  • Develop a database of baseline environmental and socio-economic information and a decision support system
  • Develop a business plan in support of the implementation of the overall management plan
  • Implement a programme for training, education and public awareness to improve the understanding of local communities, regarding the status, functions, benefits and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems, and to
  • Facilitate the development and approval of local regulations regarding mangrove management.
Batu Ampar Mangroves

Mangroves at the Batu Ampar Mangrove Habitat Demonstration Site 
Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 December 2006 )
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