MAP and Partner CCRC

MAP and Partner CCRC

19 Coastal Community Resource Centers (CCRCs) or Community Resource Centers (CRCs) are located in the following countries:

Andaman Islands
Cambodia
Honduras
India (3)
Indonesia (8)
Nigeria
Senegal
Sri Lanka (4)
Thailand
Timor Leste

 

Andaman Islands

CCRC-AndamanName: Mangrove Resource Center

Location: Point Ward No.1, Sathya Nagar, Shore Point, South Andaman

Managing organization/partner:

Coastal Poor Development Action Network (COPDANET)
No.85, Vivekananda School Street,
Sakthivel Nagar
Chennai 600 082
INDIA
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2004

Supported by:Seacology

Focus/Highlights: Awareness programs on mangroves, supporting people’s management in environmental restoration, revitalizing traditional livelihoods, and using people’s knowledge to mitigate coastal disasters.

The center previously carried out post-tsunami relief work. Current focus is on cooperating on environmental awareness campaigns in schools, colleges, and tribal reserves through popular theater, leaflets, posters, picture competitions, celebrating Mangrove Action Day, and holding consultations for like-minded Andaman Islanders on important conservation issues in which people’s decisions and actions are badly needed.

Resources:
Andaman Islands CCRC Report (pdf 65 KB)
> return to top
 

Cambodia

date-community-res-cenName: Tonle Sap CRC

Location: Chhnok Tru Commune, Baribour District, Kg Chhnang Province

Managing organization/partner:

Development and Appropriate Technology (DATe)
Village: Kdey Thnoat (in Kampong Chhnang Town)
Commune: Srei Thmey
District: Rolea B’íer
Province: Kampong Chhnang
CAMBODIA
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2005

Supported by:  McKnight Foundation and Global Greengrants Fund

Focus/Highlights: First resource center in MAP’s network to be constructed in freshwater habitat. Unique, as it floats on bamboo and moves with the community as Tonle Sap, the Great Lake, recedes and expands.

The floating center is used to mobilize the community in natural resources management with the following objectives:

reduce fuelwood use, sustainable management of forest resources;
promote awareness of flooded forest conservation;
integrate into the Chhnok Tru community, providing a focus for sustainable community development.

Resources:
Improved Cookstove Dissemination and Flooded Forest Progress Report (pdf 664 KB)
> return to top
 

Honduras

image_miniName:  Centro de Educación y Capacitación Ambiental (Environmental Training and Education Center)

Location:  San Lorenzo, Valle

Managing partner: CODDEFFA GOLF Jorge Varela
e-mail:  [email protected], [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2000

Focus/Highlights:  Provides a meeting place and dormitories for small gatherings. Focus is on fisherfolk issues, including mangroves.
Supported by: CODDEFFAGOLF prizes and savings, HIVOS, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), and others.
> return to top
 

India (3)

CCRC-India-SandhanName: Community Coastal Resource Center

Location: Gupti, Bhitarakanika, Orissa

Managing organization/partner:

Sandhan Foundation
Qr. No: D – 62, Jayadev Vihar
Bhubaneswar-751013
Orissa
INDIA
e-mail: [email protected]

blog: www.livejournal.com/users/sandhan

Date of establishment: 2005

Focus/Highlights: Located on the boundary of the world famous Bitarkhanika Wildlife Sanctuary, which has a very rich diverse mangrove ecosystem. The center is made up of a revitalized former tourism department building and several small buildings made in the traditional mud and wattle construction method. The mud buildings fit the local landscape and environment.

One of the main objectives of the center is testing and demonstration of supplementary livelihood options. Education and awareness program on coastal resource conservation and management will also be an important aspect of the center’s work. The center is still seeking funding to complete the buildings and to undertake livelihood projects suitable for local communities.

Supported by:: IUCN-NL TRP / UNEP

 

CCRC-India-PulicatName: Pulicat Lake Mangrove Training Centre

Location: Pulicat Lake, Tamil Nadu

Managing organization/partner:

Coastal Poor Development Action Network (COPDANET)
No.85, Vivekananda School Street
Sakthivel Nagar
Chennai 600 082
INDIA
e-mail: [email protected]
Date of establishment: 2005

Focus/Highlights: Constructed as part of a project aimed at training the local fishers, Tribal and Dalit communities around the lake not to destroy the mangrove for firewood and house building, but to conserve and plant mangrove seedlings wherever they’re degraded.

Responsible for training village communities using non-formal methods, such as popular theater skills, role plays, songs and folk dances etc. The educational themes used are overfishing, siltation of the lagoon, and the neglect of fisherfolk demands for better fishing gear and crafts.

Mangroves are threatened mainly due to the mushrooming of shrimp aquaculture by the rural elites so there are also special campaigns on lake destruction caused by non-fisherfolk, which is one of the root causes fish depletion. The center also trains locals in mangrove propagation techniques and nursery maintenance with the raised seedlings being used to rehabilitate mangroves around Pulicat Lagoon.

Supported by: Global Greengrants Fund

 

Name: Palk Bay Centre

Location: Velivayal Village, Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India
Managing organization/partner:image_miniOMCAR Foundation
e-mail: [email protected]

tel: +91 4373236117
http://omcar.org
Date of establishment: 2011

Focus/Highlights: To provide environmental education programs for school children and coastal ecosystem field research training programs.

Information centre for coastal ecosystems and socio economics of northern Palk Bay
Disaster management training and preparation in coastal villages
Alternative livelihood training program for fisher women groups.
Presentation hall with high quality sound systems, dvd player, computer, LCD projector and screen
Discussion areas, and dining space
First floor accommodation area
Solar cooker, eco-friendly paddling pump and eco-friendly toilet

Supported by:

The Lighthouse Foundation
> return to top
 

Indonesia (8)

CCRC-TiwohoName: Daseng Lolaro (CCRC-Tiwoho)

Location: Tiwoho Village, Bunaken National Marine Park, North Sulawesi

Managing organization/partner:

PerkumpulanKELOLA
e-mail: [email protected]
tel: +62 274 901 054

Date of establishment: 2003

Focus/Highlights: This is the first CCRC established in Indonesia. Daseng Lolaro comes from the Minahasan words Daseng (a place for fisherfolk to congregate for a change in luck) and Lolaro (Rhizophora mangroves). Daseng Lolaro sits above 25 hectares of rehabilitated disused shrimp ponds, which now make up part of an approximately 80 hectare village mangrove preserve.

Activities include: Environmental Education, Mangrove Management, Mangrove Rehabilitation, Bamboo Utilization, Improved Cookstoves Dissemination Point, and Undergraduate and Graduate Research from Universitas Sam Ratulangi.

Facilities: Library, Auditorium,Offices,Pottery Barn and Kiln, Waste-water Gardens™, and Computers.

Supported By: Goldman Foundation, Seacology Foundation, CORAL Foundation, IUCN-Nederland, ICCO, Global Greengrants.

Resources:

Development and Programs of the CCRC in Tiwoho (pdf 2 MB)

http://www.whitleyaward.org/display.php?id=108

 

 

CCRC-Indonesia-Segara-AnakanName: Balai Dusun&Sanggar Belajar Masyarakat (Public Hall and Community Learning Workshop), and Sanggar Belajar Petani (Farmer Learning Workshop)

Location: Lempong Pucung and Gragalan, Segara Anakan Lagoon, Cilacap, Central Java

Managing organization/partner:

Asia Pacific Study Program
e-mail: [email protected]

tel: +62 274 901 054

Date of establishment: 2004

Focus/Highlights: A bamboo pavilion and bamboo cement office comprise the Balai Dusun Lempong Pucung. Building atop a 10 meter layer of mud presented a challenge for the architect team, which came up with a floating foundation design using lightweight bamboo as the main construction element.

Programmatically, Environmental Education is the focus of this center. The Jelajah NUSA EE program is based in the center, with students from the entire district, plus Yogyakarta, coming to immerse themselves in hands-on watershed, mangrove, and agro-ecosystem studies. Overnight programs (1-3 nights) are offered, free for schools in the Segara Anakan Lagoon, with a fee for schools from outside the area.

Sustainable Agriculture & Agroforestry: The Farmer Learning Workshop in Gragalan was built by ex-fisherfolk from Motean Island, learning farming skills as an alternative livelihood to fishing. Fishing in the Segara Anakan Lagoon has declined over the decades as only 25% of the volume and surface area of the lagoon remain due to sedimentation from mainland Java.

The CCRC also functions as a Town Meeting Hall, as the village of Lempong Pucung has no other meeting space and runs a Fisherfolk Kitchen Program.

Facilities: Library, Camping, Brackish Water Aquaculture, Meeting Space.

Supported by: Goldman Foundation, Global Greengrants Fund, Rufford Foundation, Sea World-Busch Gardens.

Resources:
Development and programs of the CCRC in Segara Anakan (pdf 3 MB)
Development of agriculture and aquaculture activities at Segara Anakan (pdf 1.4 MB)

 

Name: Sanggar Belajar (4 CCRCs)

Location: Kuala Indah Village, Naga Lawan Village, Jaring Halus Village, Belawan Village, North Sumatera Province.

Managing organization/partner:

JALA (North Sumateran fisherfolk Advocacy Network) and local fisherfolk organizations (IPANJAR, SNSU, Bhakti Mandiri)
e-mail: [email protected]

tel: +62 274 901 054

Dates of establishment: 2004-2006

Focus/Highlights: Fisherfolk cooperative meeting areas and Sustainable Livelihood Development. These simple meeting centers range in price from US$300 – $4000, and were designed to meet the specific needs of the groups.

 

CCRC-Sanggar-Belajar-Kuala

 

Kuala Indah CCRC

Built for the May 2004 ‘In the Hands of the Fishers’ (IHOF) workshop. It was blown down in July 2006 during a direct hit by a tornado.

The community has now rebuilt the CCRC and uses it for children’s education, as well as fisherfolk and community meetings.

 

 

 

 

CCRC-Sanggar-Belajar-Naga

Naga Lawan CCRC

Built using bamboo/plaster technique.

It houses both men’s and women’s fisherfolk cooperatives.

 

 

Jaring Halus and Belawan CCRCs (no photos)

Managed by a youth fishing cooperative. In Belawan, fishermen can recharge their batteries for a fee, which is used to upkeep the center.

 

Supported by :

Goldman Foundation, WWF-Educational Fund for Nature, VIA, Christensen Foundation, Global Greengrants Fund, Zoological Society of London.

 

 

Name: CCRC Bengkalis

Location: Bengkalis Island, Riau Province

Managing organization/partner:

Yayasan Laksana Samudera
e-mail: [email protected]

tel: +62 274 901 054

Date of establishment: 2007

Focus/Highlights: Nursery School, Environmental Education, Fisherfolk Meetings

This is the newest CCRC. Although it was constructed without MAP assistance, it is based on MAP’s CCRC developments in other parts of Indonesia. There are 10 Mangrove Stewardship Groups active in the area, managing and restoring over 300 hectares of mangrove forest in the region.

Facilities: Nursery School, Library, Meeting Area.

 

 

CRC-PakemName: CRC Pakem (Under Construction)

Location: Kali Kuning (Yellow River), Pakembinangun, Yogyakarta

Managing organization/partner:

Petani Rukun, Ngudi Lestari
e-mail: [email protected]

tel: +62 274 901 054

Date of establishment: 2007

Focus/Highlights: Watershed Conservation, Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture, Environmental Education.

Showcasing 3 bamboo constructions:

Low-cost housing used in post-earthquake relief, built by Indobamboo of Malang;
2-story hexagonal structure, designed by Professor Morisco of Gadjah Mada University;
Open meeting hall, to be designed by Eko Prawoto and Sahabat Bambu, MAP’s bamboo production unit.

The 2nd and 3rd structures will be built with bamboo treated at Sahabat Bambu’s treatment facility.

Facilities: Office, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture demonstrations; future: meeting hall, library, multi-media studio.

Supported by:

Indobamboo/ARKIS, UGM – Civil Engineering Laboratory, UNIDO, Private donors (anonymous)
> return to top
 

Nigeria

Name: Mangrove Resource Center

Location: Cross Rivers State

Managing organization/partner:

Mangrove Forest Conservation Society of Nigeria
AKIE HART
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2002

Focus/Highlights: Established a mangrove nursery to provide seedlings for planting degraded areas; freshwater aquaculture ponds for tilapia or carp.
> return to top
 

Senegal

Name: Soulom Mangrove Resource Center

Location: Soulom

Managing organization/partner:

West African Association for Marine Environment – WAAME
Abdoulaye Diame
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2003

Focus/Highlights: Located near the mangroves, provides a meeting place and dormitories for gatherings. Focus is on issues of fisherfolk, including mangroves, as well as providing working models of alternative development projects, such as oyster culture and small-scale fish culture.
> return to top
 

Sri Lanka (4)

image_largeName: MAP/SFFL South Asia Mangrove Resource Center

Location: Pambala, near Chilaw, Western Province (at 66.5 km highway marker)

Managing organization/partner:

Small Fishers Federation of Sri Lanka (SFFL)
P.O. Box 01
Pambala, Chilaw 61000
SRI LANKA
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 1996

Focus:/Highlights: First Mangrove Resource Center established by SFFL, located at head office and training center. Receives both national and international visitors. Activities include:

Education programs for school groups
Planting mangrove seedlings
Scientific research by national & international students
Exhibitions
Field trips, study tours
Location for seminars, workshops, and trainings
Experiment and support of alternative livelihoods
Setting for In the Hands of the Fishers (IHOF) workshops

 

 

ccrc-sri-lanka-KiralakeleName: Kiralakele Mangrove Resource Center and Biological Garden

Location: main Southern Highway at Nonagama, Ambalanthota, Hambantota District, Southern Province

Managing organization/partner:

Small Fishers Federation of Sri Lanka (SFFL)
P.O. Box 01
Pambala, Chilaw 61000
SRI LANKA
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2001

Supported by: Seacology

Focus/Highlights: The 2nd mangrove center to be opened by SFFL. “Kiralakele” is the name for Sonneratia in the local Sinhala language, as the center is located within a Sonneratia caseolaris mangrove forest. It is common for travelers to stop here for a break to visit the mangrove center and walk along the short pathway at the edge of the mangrove. Dusky Languar are often seen amongst the mangroves, as are Flying Fox Bat roosts, the largest known fruit bat species. One can purchase a bottle of mangrove fruit juice made from the fruits of Soneratia caseolaris, produced by a local women’s group as a supplementary income generating project. Many school children also visit the Center to learn about the importance of mangroves.

Resources:
Kiralakele Mangroves Resource Center and Biological Garden Sri Lanka – booklet (pdf 5.4 MB)
The Mangrove Resource Centre and Biological Garden at Kiralakele, Ambalantota

 
Name: EMACE Foundation of Sri Lanka

Location: 21km south of Colombo adjoining the Bolgoda Lake at No. 60 Pahala Indibedda, Moratuwa
Managing organization/partner:image_preview
EMACE, P.O. Box 96
Moratuwa, 10400
SRI LANKA
e-mail: [email protected]
Date of establishment: 2008

Supported by: Global Nature Foundation (EU)

Focus/Highlights: The objective of the centre is to facilitate the efforts to enhance knowledge, create awareness and provide facilities to explore the environment based on Bolgoda Lake.

Facilitate research on biodiversity
Education programs for school groups
Recreation and tourism activities
Field trips, study tours
Location for seminars, workshops, and trainings
Mangrove boardwalk
Networking conservation group


Resources:
www.emacesrilanka.com

 
Name: Nagenaliru Centre for Environmental Education
Location: Scenic location adjoining the Madampe Lake wildlife sanctuary at Godehena Ambalangoda

 Managing organization/partner: image_mini
Nagenaliru Foundation
4/11, Patabendimulla
Ambalangoda
SRI LANKA
e-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2008

Supported by: Global Nature Foundation (Germany). Built under the frame of Pro Eco Asia 2 program of the European Union

Focus/Highlights: The objective of the centre is to facilitate the efforts to enhance knowledge, create awareness and provide facilities to explore the environment, based on the Madampa Lake.

Education for school children
Recreation and ecotourism activities
Field trips, study tours
Location for seminars, workshops, and trainings
Conference hall / auditorium
Exhibition hall
Mangrove boardwalk
Observation tower
Brackish water aquarium and fernery
Dining facilities

Resources: www.nagenahiru.org/projects/nagenahiru_center.html
> return to top
 

 

Thailand

Name: Phra Thong Island Community Conservation Center

Location: Lion Village, Phra Thong Island,

image_mini (1)

Phang Nga

Managing organization/partner:
MANGROVE ACTION PROJECT                 

Yaotak Building, Room 206 31 Vienkapang Road Trang, 92000 THAILAND
E-mail: [email protected]

NAUCRATES OnlusFriends of Sea Turtles Colle Tenne, 04010 Giulianello di Cori (LT)
ITALY
http://www.naucrates.org/
E-mail: [email protected]

Date of establishment: 2008 (Under development)
Supported by:

Lions Foundation of Thailand; Planeterra / Student Travel Association (STA)

Focus/Highlights: Phra Thong Island on the Andaman coast was one of the areas most seriously impacted by the tsunami, with one of the 3 communities totally destroyed. There  was significant damage to crops, boats, and houses; 75 people killed and over one hundred families were left in need of resettlement during the relief effort.

 

Pak Chok village was completely destroyed and as a result Lion Village was built in a new location with the support from Lion Club International for displaced tsunami victims of Koh Phra Thong.

Mangrove Action Project (MAP) has been working in concert with Naucrates to build long-term environmental equilibrium while helping the villages move towards sustainability. In the aftermath of  the tsunami, MAP assisted Naucrates with several community-based conservation resource management projects that included: mangrove restoration, community surveys related to fishing gear impacts on sea turtles and environmental education (EE) programs.

image_mini (2)
Naucrates has operated an annual sea turtle nesting monitoring program with international volunteers since 1986. In 2009, MAP added a community-based seagrass monitoring program at Ban Lion to stimulate community awareness of  seagrass and the protection of marine species utilizing the seagrass meadows. Also in 2009 a homestay group was established with the assistance of MAP and Naucrates.
In 2007 MAP and Naucrates were granted two unused tsunami-relief houses in Lion Village by the Lion Foundation.  These homes were converted into the Community Conservation Center (CCC) and staff /volunteer centre. The facilities have provided a  location to base the conservation and outreach work out of while signifying a long-term presence in the region. The efforts need to be sustained and expanded in order to reach out to other sectors of the community.

A wide range of activities are underway or planned for the CCRC including:

 School Children’s Environmental Education
Sea Turtle & Sea Grass Conservation
Mangrove Conservation, Restoration, and Management
Community-Based Tourism with homestay and Eco-tourism programs
Women’s Handicraft development as a supplementary livelihood
Green Practices Demonstrations
Visitor Center with Ecosystem Exhibits & Displays

 

Resources:

Special Funding Appeal March 2011
Ban Lion, Koh Phra Thong Homestay Program
Koh Phra Thong Location and Ecosystems (pdf 603 KB)
Koh Phra Thong CCRC Poster (pdf 627 KB)
Koh Phra Thong CCRC Photo Sheet (pdf 1 MB)

 
> return to top
 

Timor Leste

CCRC-Timor-LesteName: Centro Formasaun

Location: Buccoli

Managing organization/partner:

Grupo Naroman, SAHE Institute for Liberation
e-mail: [email protected]

tel: +62 274 901 054

Date of establishment: 2006

Supported by: Canada Fund

Focus/Highlights: Sustainable agriculture, bamboo utilization, women’s development, improved cookstoves, literacy.

A participatory building resource survey resulted in the choice of bamboo as the main construction material and the development of a bamboo treatment facility. The community took part in the design process, prioritizing key functions of the community center and the decision to to construct 2 separate bamboo structures; drafted by Eko Prawoto of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and built by Grupo Naroman (the community-based organization of Buccoli) along with trainers from Sahabat Bambu.

The entire process lasted 11 months and included trainings on improved cookstove and kitchen design as well. Technical experts from Java, Sulawesi, and Columbia combined their efforts on this project, but the real heroes are Grupo Naroman themselves, who are far and away the most committed and well organized stewards of any of the community resource centers in the region. Unfortunately, access to this center is currently hampered, due to unrest in Timor Leste’s capital city of Dili, a 3 hour drive to the west of Buccoli.

Facilities: Library, multi-media center, meeting hall, seed saving area.

Resources:

Development of the CCRC (Centro Formasaun) at Buccoli (pdf 4.2 MB)

 
> return to top
> Back to Coastal Community Resource Centers