Protect Pekalongan from the Threat of Flooding!

The campaign will reduce the adverse impact of tidal flooding caused by land subsidence in Pekalongan.

Protect Pekalongan from the Threat of Flooding!

Ongoing campaign

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Campaign Status

Ongoing Offline: The campaign is currently ongoing offline and, thus still in the process of collecting funds. 

Summary

The project aims to plant 20,000 mangroves and construct "guludan" (mangrove planting structures) to mitigate the adverse effects of tidal flooding caused by land subsidence in Pekalongan.

Challenge

Not everyone in the world lives in peace. Every year, 5,000 residents of Pekalongan are compelled to evacuate due to severe tidal flooding in their area. According to collected data, Pekalongan is currently situated at an altitude of about 100 cm above sea level. With an annual average land surface decline of 6-10 cm, projections indicate that by 2036, Pekalongan may be submerged in water.


Despite the various efforts made by GREAT and all stakeholders, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage of human resources for planting and maintenance. Additionally, it has financial implications that affect our capacity to sustain mangrove planting initiatives to safeguard Pekalongan.

Solution

GREAT aims to plant 20,000 mangroves and construct mounds (mangrove planting structures) along the coast of Kandang Panjang to alleviate the adverse effects of tidal flooding caused by land subsidence in Pekalongan.


This initiative is crucial in preventing Pekalongan from being submerged in water. Join us, #GoodPeople, and let's collaborate to plant 20,000 mangroves and build embankments on the coast of Kandang Panjang, Pekalongan, to mitigate the negative impact of tidal floods due to land subsidence.