Percut Mangrove Information Centre

Region

Asia

Country

Indonesia

Flyway

East Asian - Australasian flyway

Initiative

WLI Asia

About

The centre is manged by the non-government organisation (NGO) Yayasan Akasia Indonesia (YAI) and its volunteer groups.

The mission of YAI Akasia Indonesia is to conserve natural resources through preserving species and ecosystem diversity and demonstrate that interaction between human and nature is mutualism, and also emphasise community involvement/participation.

YAI bought 20 ha of mangrove forest land to develop and dedicate as a visitor centre. The centre is in an initial development stage without specific funding by a donor agency or visitors.

It needs more resources to bring it to completion to become a representative environmental education visitor centre/interpretative centre.

Founded/opened

The centre is not yet open. The initiative was founded in 2006 by Akasia Indonesia volunteer groups and local communities.

Staffing

Still under management of YAI project: Mangrove rehabilitation at migratory shorebird habitat in Deli Serdang district, funded by Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund (KNCF).

Work Areas

Description

The centre lies within a mangrove ecosystem, nearby a mangrove green belt area, especially known as Migratory Shorebirds habitat at Deli Sardanf district. There is no wetland centre in this province/island.

Expertise

Mangroves and migratory shorebird habitat.

Contact

Rasyid Dongoran
Executive Director YAI

E: rasyid_dongoran@yahoo.com

E: don_goran@telkom.net