Launched in partnership with Global Environmental Centre, the Aramco-GEC Community-based Mangrove Conservation and Sustainable Livelihood Program aims to conserve the Pulau Tanjung Surat's intact mangrove forest by rehabilitating the river riparian with community participation and support from local government.
Under the program, we established community mangrove nursery and Friends of Tanjung Surat Mangrove Forest (FTSMF). A social and environmental initiative, the Friends of Tanjung Surat Mangrove Forest, consists of volunteers from four local villages and its role is to engage and empower the local community to be actively involved in the rehabilitation and conservation of mangrove forest at Pulau Tanjung Surat.
Since 2018, over 500 volunteers comprising of volunteers from the local communities, schools, Aramco Singapore, Aramco Malaysia, PRefChem and government agencies have planted 5,000 mangrove saplings at degraded mangrove areas in Pulau Tanjung Surat.
We are on track to plant 5500 more seedlings by the end of 2020 to strengthen the island shoreline and conserve the mangrove forest.