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Mangrove Rehabilitation Project (MRP)

For the year 2023 - 2028 MDF plan to support local communities plant about 5 million mangroves, one mangrove cost only 665 Tsh equals to $0.30 please subscribe to below packages so you can be part of climate change, forest and improve marine ecosystems in Tanzania.

Best Project Quotes 2018

“It is the responsibility of everyone to rehabilitate and improve the co-management and protection of the endangered mangrove forests considering the increase of illegal harvests, so that it can continue to provide the essential life-sustaining goods and services for coastal communities. I highly commend the joint efforts made by Vodacom Tanzania and Mikoko Youth Group (Mikoko Development Foundation) to conserve the mangrove ecosystem of Tanzania – which is a positive way forward for future generations.” The Former Minister for Union Affairs and Environment, Hon. January Makamba

Project Executive Summary

In accordance Mikoko Development Foundation five year’s strategic plan, through Mangrove Rehabilitation Project (MRP), continues to demonstrate its support of nature and environmental conservation through the development of the Managed Forest Project (MFP) – a project that promotes a greater understanding of the workings of a healthy marine forest essential to (1) a broader appreciation of the natural world and our place in it inclusive of cultural and natural heritage, (2) how land management decisions impact marine forest ecosystems and conservation zones, (3) the need for marine ecosystem protection and sustainable marine forest management for the life of living organisms. (4) Natural science and Environmental educational demonstration to Mikoko Members and Non Members across Tanzania to a broader understanding of conservation concepts.

Proposed as part of marine conservation project to improve aquatic habitat of local fish, the project will contribute to existing species and its ecosystem, that will improve a sustainable conservation of existing marine ecology also improve contribution to climate change and water conservation strategies in the United Republic of Tanzania inclusive community livelihood with greater connection between human and nature in place for peaceful co-existence.

Mangrove Rehabilitation Project (MRP) is seeking to have the MFP certified through a national certifying agency National Environmental Management Council and National Carbon Monitoring Center. Such certification will recognize Mikoko Development Foundation and its partner’s commitment to professional natural resource management practices provide a site where the public can learn more about such practices, and encourage private and public land owners to responsibly manage their lands. On the other hands project will recognize the donors support through carbon credit for the next 30 years in the conservation plan.

To help ensure the success of the Managed Forest Project and facilitate site ongoing land stewardship efforts, the proposed project includes an initial pledge of 5,572,537,600/= Tsh, as donors required to invest only 59.62% of the total budget and the remaining part of the funds will directly contributed by the local community members through plantation of 5 million mangroves that will cover new 1,500 Hectors. For installation and annual operations, a proposed cooperative agreement, and a request to authorizes staff to seek and assist the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project. Mikoko Development Foundation (MDF) in the efforts to secure donations, grants, and other long-term funding mechanisms for the period between 2023/2028.

The concept paper also includes a request to dedicate revenue generated from land management activities to be deposited into a dedicated account and used for land management, wildlife habitat, and restoration efforts at Mangrove Rehabilitation Project selected sites for the future project investment. The changes also include provisions for the use of professional wildlife and forest best management practices. Examples of such activities include invasive species control, prescribed species management and research projects, tree planting activities (mangrove restoration and rehabilitation), supporting community livelihood programs including but not limited to income generating activities and community facilities such as school libraries, class rooms, and setting up of the school toilets with safety latrines that support students with special needs.

The project will identify conservation zones and help local government of Mkuranga, Pangani, Tanga, Mkinga, Bagamoyo, Lindi, Mtwara and Mchinga District declare the Mangrove conservation site with specified measurements of the conserved area inclusive of the forest buffer zone, and wildlife population control as part of a professional land and habitat management plan.

Project Expected Results

  • 1,500+ participants to participate in four conservation activities and obtain Mikoko National Conservator Award (Adult Awards with Project Grand Donors' Logo).
  • 30,000 youth and children will be one of the best conservation ambassadors from indoor to outdoor environment at their schools.
  • Tanzanian public will have understanding of marine and terrestrial ecosystem with the unique creatures found within the given environment.
  • Participants will understand living environment with diversity of culture and create mutual understanding between human communities and nature.
  • Trees growth monitoring system will be in place to support sustainable conservation of mangroves in Tanzania with grand project donor’s logo.
  • 25 schools will directly be supported with climate change and nutrition program through self-reliance programs at schools in Dar es Salaam, Tanga, Pwani, Lindi and Mtwara regions.
  • 2 school toilets will be established with donor’s logo that will help and support over 3,000 students in the respective two schools.
  • 16 school classes will be established at the end of the project.
  • A conservation site map will be in place at the end of the project.
  • 2 school office staff buildings will be in pace with all needed equipment including staff chairs, tables and one office computer for supporting access of online learning resources.
  • 20 Bio-Briquettes machines will be installed to support community livelihood program.
  • 1,140 Bee Hives will be in place around the mangrove forest.
  • 1,140 chickens and 570 goats will be distributed at the end of the project to support community livelihood through income generation activities.
  • Create environment of love, respect, passion and knowledge about nature and environment at larger.
  • More than 57 local groups will be empowered and allow youth to be involved direct in conservation of nature and rehabilitate mangrove forest at their localities.
  • 57 Cultural Tourism Enterprises will be established by local communities and supported with Solar Panels and training on how to conduct camping programs to visitors including local and digital marketing strategies.
  • More than 5,000,000 mangroves will be planted that will cover about new 1,500 hectors of mangrove in Tanzania within the five years plan.

Project Contribution on Sustainable Development Goals

Mangrove Rehabilitation Project will direct contribute towards following Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) #1 – No Poverty, #4 – Quality Education, #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, #13 – Climate Action, #15 – Life on land, #17 Partnership for the goals.

No Poverty

Project promotes eradication of poverty in its project activities that ensures community benefits from the project through community livelihood programs.

Quality Education

Project is promoting and ensures that girls and boys complete free primary and secondary school in the project area through project activities.

Affordable & Clean Energy

The project intends to promote sustainable energy consuption that are environmental friendly with minimal impacts to the natural world, such as solar and improved cook stoves

Climate Action

Project will improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

Life Below Water

Project aims to protect and ensure sustainable use of oceans. This includes reducing marine pollution and ocean acidification, end overfishing and conserve marine and coastal ecosystems.

Partnership for the goals

Project is the key to Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the SDG in Tanzania.

Pie Chart: Project Budget Structure

Become A Mangrove Planter Hero Today

For individuals who are interested to donate from 500,000 Tsh or 210 US$ will help plant 758 Mangroves, and will be qualified for a Mangrove Planter Medal.

You will be qualified for Individual Mangrove Supporter Medal if you contribute 1,500,000 Tsh to the project .