School-community Participation in Mangrove Reforestation and Conservation in Thungmaha Bay, Pathew District, Chumporn Province
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School-community s participation in mangrove reforestation and conservation in Thungmaha bay is collaborative project among local organization, community leaders and adjacent communities. The conservative network of mangrove forests is key local organization to lead handling local resource base management and protection. The network is core organization to communicate with local government officers, non-governmental organization and community to manage mangrove forests and marine resources. Main tasks of the network categorize into mangrove forest resources, awareness building and marine resource management. The network establishes crab cage bank activity to enhance numbers of crab recruitment to the sea. Collapsible crab trap fishers contribute this activity that they leave fertilized crab into the crab cage bank. After crab delivered eggs into the sea, the fishers can harvest crab and spend income of crab selling for arranging welfare for the fishers group. Fish habitat is also established to demarcate 3,000 m coastal areas and to be assembling place of aquatic resources. Tires are used as material of fish habitat construction attached with concrete box. Implementation of these two activities leads local fishers aware of importance of coastal and aquatic resource management and development. Pakklong Ao.Bo.To. adopts these two activities into master development plan of the Pakklong subdistrict.
Marasri, S., & Payakkin, D. (2003). School-community s participation in mangrove reforestation and conservation in Thungmaha Bay, Pathew District, Chumporn Province. In Proceedings of the Toward Further Development of Coastal Resource Management: Lessons gained through Locally Based Coastal Resource Management in Pathew District, Chumporn Province, Thailand (pp. 131-134). Samut Prakan, Thailand: Training Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center.