Mangrove has the potentials and benefit that support mitigation and adaptation of global climate change. Yet currently, majority of mangrove forest is damaged by dysfunction and personal interest. Based on the notes of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 2010, about 35.500 kilometers square or fifth of world mangrove forest has disappeared since 1980s. Thus, it needs policy of mangrove ecosystem management policy for restoration of its potentials. This problem will be presented by Yudi Krisno Wicaksono as the representative of Universitas Brawijaya in International Congress of Environmental Research 2012/ICER 2012. The event is an international congress of environmental research held by Journal of Environmental and Research Development, international publication under Global earth Society for Environmental Energy and Development (G. SEED). G.SEED is a community organization with concern on issues of environmental protection and conservation in India. The congress will be held on November 22-24, 2012 in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT).
Yudi said that the theme background is because Indonesia has large mangrove forest. “UNEP said that Indonesia support the largest mangrove damage in Indonesia. Whereas mangrove has big role in preventing abrasion and as a food source for fishes”, he said.
The student of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences and Political Sciences will represent analysis of policy in mangrove processing for reorganization of integrated mangrove processing policy to the forum. With representatives of Universitas Padjadjaran, Yudi will compete with other participants to get the award of Youth Scientist for researchers under 35 years old.
Through this research, he expects a clear process in making the policy on mangrove processing. “So that the potentials of mangrove can be more optimal in the future and can aid the environment”, he said. [Vicky/translated by yasmeen]