Commemorate World Mangrove Day, Lecturers Return to IPB University Village with Students and Pokmaswas Reng Paseser to Campaign for Mangrove Conservation

Community Supervisory Group (Pokmaswas) Reng Paseser together with students from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK), IPB University held a mangrove conservation campaign. This activity realized in Tanjung Village, Saronggi District, Sumenep Regency, East Java in commemoration of World Mangrove Day, (26/7).

Taking the theme “Mangrove Conservation for Community Welfare from Local to Global”, it is hoped that Sumenep Regency can also contribute to mangrove conservation for the world. Sumenep Mangroves for the World.

“We as coastal residents should understand more about the importance of mangroves to the coastal environment. By doing these small things, we can have a positive impact,” hoped Maskur Riyanto, Head of Pokmaswas Reng Paseser.

Fadel Abu Aufa, secretary and mangrove expert of Pokmaswas Reng Passer added, "We as humans must always maintain the balance of nature, one of which is by preserving the coastal environment by planting and caring for our mangroves."

Henricus RO Tarigan, coordinator of the student team, said, “The knowledge gained during college will be useless if it is not put into practice. And we believe that any small step will have a big impact on the environment and society.”

The series of events in this campaign action include cleaning up plastic waste in the mangrove ecosystem, planting mangroves and launching a trial program for mangrove nurseries using auxin hormones and eco-polybags. "We hope that in the future Tanjung Village can become a center for mangrove rehabilitation education in Madura," said Fery Kurniawan, a lecturer at FPIK IPB University and a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of Coastal and Ocean Resources (PKSPL) IPB University.

As the Team Leader for the Lecturer Home Village Program at IPB University, Fery added that the existence of a mangrove nursery and community involvement will ensure a sustainable rehabilitation program and support sustainable development goals.

“The momentum for World Mangrove Day is expected to be the beginning of the next mangrove conservation actions. Not only in Tanjung Village, but all areas in Sumenep and Madura. Let's save the mangroves. Unite hearts for sustainable mangroves," he said. (**/Zul)

Published Date : 27-Jul-2022

Resource Person : Fadel Abu Aufa

Keyword : Mangrove, FPIK, Sumenep, IPB University