Mangrove forests are vital for coastal protection, especially in areas prone to tsunamis, like Ambon. Often mangrove restoration and outplantings do not succeed due to hydrodynamic conditions that are not suitable for mangrove propagules.

In the trial, set up at three sites together with university students, outplanting with the help of BESE-elements is tested. It was also the start of our global mangrove experiment that is carried out in close collaboration with NIOZ and Bureau Waardenburg.

Additionally, Dr. Wouter Lengkeek of BESE gave a lecture on coastal ecosystem restoration to future nature restoration practitioners.

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