Project Growth and Restoration Operation (GRO) seeks to address the above issues related to mangrove loss in Leguan by focusing on three aspects:

i) Increasing awareness about mangrove conservation - sessions will target representatives of all 36 communities where the key messages will focus on the values of mangroves, information for their conservation and management, and existing regulations for sustainable use.

ii) Training and Development for mangrove conservation – training will be done for local persons to maintain mangrove forests

iii) Mangrove replanting - 10, 000 saplings will be replanted along a 9km shoreline. For sustainability of this initiative, a mangrove nursery will be constructed

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