The Mangrove Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Services Research Study is conducted under a Cooperative Research Agreement between CIFOR-ICRAF and the National Institute of Forest Sciences of the Republic of Korea. Conducted in partnership with Indonesia’s National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), the provincial Forestry and Environment Agency and Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, the study is intended to identify the carbon-sink capacity of mangroves native to southern and eastern Asia and to discover species with a high possibility of successful application in Korea to certify them as future carbon sink sources.
Further, the study aims to identify the growth characteristics of mangroves by species, regions and habitat conditions and to develop management methods and a stable proliferation regimen in the most suitable growing areas. Specifically, the research team are measuring Bali’s mangroves to evaluate the possibility of introducing species to Korea, the characteristics of specific locations, propagation techniques, and species’ uptake capability of carbon and its valuation. The 1373 hectares of healthy, extant and planted mangroves of the I Ngurah Rai Great Forest Park near Bali’s international airport are the main research location in Indonesia.
Project locationsBali, Indonesia and Jeju, Republic of Korea
Project durationAugust 2022 – December 2026
(4 years, 4 months, 12 days)
- Theme 5: Climate Change, Energy and Low Carbon Development (CCE)
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- Climate action