Mangrove forest are such an essential asset in the environment.
It’s basic function is to protect the coastline against erosion and damage
while its habitat is a home to many wild life. This plant and animal
interaction help in generating healthy habitat, giving shelter, food and
improving the balance in the eco-system.
Over the years, our mangrove forests are greatly reduced due
to urbanisation and land reclamation. Animals lose their natural habitat and
many suffer a decline in their population because of inability to adapt to
different living environment.
Our work in Batam involves partnering with a local NGO to
educate the public on mangrove conservation and help to replant more mangrove
seedlings around the coast. Each project initiative aims to replant at least
500 seedlings and helps to clean up the washed-up ocean trash which dampens the
living condition of the seedlings. Our NGO in Batam will also explain and
educate the importance of preserving our mangrove forests and what it can do
for us humans.
The trip is often concluded with a contest in mangrove
seedling replanting and putting up of the company’s signage at the section of
the planting. An annual report, with pictures, can be generated and given to
the company on a yearly basis, packed to an annual donation for their
conservation work efforts.
The WOW Experience helps to organise this program for
companies who are looking to give back to the environment and to learn about
what our mangrove forests are doing for us. We arrange transport, decent
accommodation on the island, delicious meals after the “workout” and help to
facilitate in the signage making and photos as souvenirs for your efforts. For
those groups who are in for more rugged type of experience, we can even arrange
tent to sleep outdoors with bonfire, overnight fishing and star gazing! Contact
us on that for more information.