UN Sustainable Development Goals
Quantifying the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals being addressed by the SeaTrees project in the Biak Region of West Papua, Indonesia.
Sustainable Development on Padaido Island
This project regenerates and protects native mangrove forests on Biak Island and Padaido Island, inn the Biak Region of West Papua, Indonesia. Padaido is a new project being restored by our local planting partner, Eden Projects. The first planting began in March 2020.
This project has a comprehensive sustainable development approach that restores ecosystems, supports local indigenous communities, and sequesters carbon to reverse climate change.
Before the Project Started
Conditions on Padaido Island were bleak. The mangrove forests had been wiped out by a tsunami from a devastating earthquake. Villagers survived on a subsistence income and had little cash to afford food, fuel, medicine, or school fees.
The project to restore the mangrove forests on Padaido employs villagers with cash income that completely changes their lives and lifts them out of extreme poverty.
SeaTrees is stoked be part of this new planting project at the very start, so that we can show the long-term impact of mangrove restoration.
There were no cash-paying jobs on Padaido Island. Now, the project employs 55 people to plant 600,000 mangroves trees per year.
Cash income makes all the difference, and lifts 55 famlies out of poverty.
Specific metrics on SDG #1: End Poverty
Data and metrics go here.
55 families now have the ability to purchase food, instead of being 100% reliant on subsistence living.
This increases nutrition and food diversity, and health.