Mangrove Program

Mangroves: Biodiversity Haven and Effective Carbon Captivators

We have recognized the significant value of mangroves regarding both their ecological value in biodiversity - serving as a nurturing and essential environment for countless species - as well as their potential for carbon sequestration.

Maximizing Impact: Fully Independently

The WIK Mangrove Program is an independent project initiated, developed, and managed solely by WIK Group, untethered from other non-governmental organizations. The program aims to create a local impact that goes beyond just carbon offsetting, thereby achieving tangible real-world outcomes before obtaining any third-party offsetting certificates. This way, the actual impact of the investment can be maximized, local employees can be involved in hands-on efforts to benefit the planet, and ensure the authenticity of the project. Consequently, we made the decision to undertake the effort and initiative ourselves.

Key Facts & Objectives

Initiated by WIK Group in 2023, the Mangrove Program is a collaborative effort between KPHL II Kota Batam, Local Mangrove Tourism Community, FTS, and WIK. The project has been granted a 30-year permit (2022-2052). As a starting point, FTS/WIK plans to restore 3.79 hectares of mangrove area, equivalent to 40,000 seeds, within a span of three years. The expansion of the project will be contingent upon the progress achieved during the initial three-year period.
Main Objectives
Restore the broken ecosystem in Batam, Indonesia Offsetting carbon through these most carbon-rich forests in the tropics Improve the welfare of surrounding local community Create a learning medium for young people or future generations about mangrove ecosystems Creating a lasting impact through a long-term commitment Optimizing processes through audits and learnings for maximum impact

A long-term commitment for a sustainable impact

Phase 2 – 2023

Plantation & Construction Period
1st Plantation of 15.000 seeds February 2023
Construction of Infrastructure is started (Feb – June 2023)
Seedling 25,000 mangroves, maintenance of the planted mangrove

Phase 3 – 2024

Maintenance & Impact Measurement
Maintenance of trees & embroidery
Measurement with 3rd party (environmental impact / CO2 / PH / etc)

Phase 4 – 2025

1st Succession Assessment
Maintenance of planted trees; Assessment by the KPHL II Batam & PSKL Sumatera
New additional area subject to the result of the assessment
Carbon claim plan

Phase 5 – 2026 - 2052

New Locations
Maintenance of the mangrove is continued by the community & MOU amendment
New plantation in the same and/or new locations

The Importance of the Mangrove

The Mangrove is more than just a tree; it is a vital habitat for a wide range of species, including fish, crabs, and birds. Unfortunately, the disappearance of mangrove forests can have severe consequences, disrupting and endangering the survival of many wildlife. Moreover, these forests play a crucial role in the fight against global warming by actively absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, ranking among the top three ecosystems in terms of carbon capture. Additionally, mangroves serve as a natural defense system, acting as a fortress against floods and storm surges. Their roots filter sediments from the land and rivers, providing protection to coastlines and reducing erosion.


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