Restoring Kalimantan with Hundreds of Mangrove Seeds in Balikpapan

Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) East Kalimantan, and Earth Hour planted hundreds of mangrove seeds in the Manggar Watershed (DAS), East Balikpapan District, Balikpapan City in response to their concern for the land of Borneo.

Planting mangroves.
Approximately, half of the green land population in Kalimantan is eroded due to land clearing activities. (ACTNews/Afif Karomi)

ACTNews, BALIKPAPAN – East Kalimantan is known for its large forests. The region used to have 8.3 million hectares of forests. However, it is expected that half of the green population in Kalimantan has been eroded due to land clearing activities.

Nature has shown its responses to the cruel activities of humans such as by occuring flash floods that hit various regions of Kalimantan last year. It was suspected that the floods occurred due to declining primary and secondary forests in the last ten years across the regions.

As an effort to solve the problems, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) East Kalimantan, and Earth Hour planted hundreds of mangrove seeds in the Manggar Watershed (DAS), East Balikpapan District, Balikpapan City, on Saturday (9/25/2021).

Insha Allah, the action can be a new ghiroh (positive jealousy to motivate others) from Aksi Cepat Tanggap East Kalimantan for helping and caring for nature and our environment,” said Budi Cahyanto from ACT East Kalimantan Program Team.

Budi invites the benefactors to participate in other environmental actions. “Such as these mangroves planting activity that Insha Allah, can be our investment for the future generation. We have to inherit a better environment for a better civilization,” concluded Budi.[]