United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
This page details the UN Sustainable Development Goals being addressed by the SeaTrees project in the Biak Region of West Papua, Indonesia.
Sustainable Development on Padaido Island
SeaTrees has been supporting the regeneration and protection of native mangrove forests in the Biak Region of West Papua, Indonesia since launching in June 2019. Planting commenced in March 2020 at the newest SeaTrees planting site on Padaido Island, in partnership with our local planting partners, Eden Reforestation and the island community.
Senior SeaTrees staff visit the region annually to assess the planting sites and engage with the local community, ensuring the project restores ecosystems, supports local indigenous communities, and sequesters carbon to reverse climate change. This annual assessment is supported with regular monitoring and reporting from local planting partners.
Alleviating Poverty Creates Sustainable Benefits
This project provides long-term employment and cash income for the local community. This in turn drives all of the other Sustainable Development benefits produced by the project.
Key Impact Metrics
Every 30 mangrove trees planted in this project:
- Creates 1 day of living-wage employment for local community members, helping to support 55 families
- Provides resources for local education
- Protects local villages from storm surges and sea-level rise
- Serves as critical nursery grounds for fish and shellfish, and increases local marine productivity
- Has the potential to sequester more than 9 metric tons of carbon dioxide of the 25 year life of the trees