trees planted
planted coral


Starting in 2015 this holistic project has following objectives:

  • Plantation of trees in agroforestry models with farmers to increase soil retention, water quality and income diversification,
  • Restoration of degraded coral reef ecosystems through the construction of an artificial reef using advanced technology ,
  • Conservation and restoration of key mangrove habitats,
  • Empower the local community to manage their own natural resources,
  • Implementation of plastic waste management scheme to tackle pollution crisis.



Pejarakan, Bali, Indonesia


Marine ecosystems conservation

Local partner

Pokmasta, Putri Menjangan, University Dhyana Pura, Biorock Indonesia


Local communities including 52 farmers


4,779 corals ; 4,787 trees ; 41,150 mangroves

Local partner

Coral reef restoration: Pokmasta, a community group of 63 members. Their aim is to develop eco-tourism activities based on Bali’s natural heritage whilst preserving the marine ecosystem. Additional partners of the artificial reef project are:
– Biorock Indonesia: a NGO focused on the implementation of the Biorock project. They bring technical expertise and external monitoring to the project.
– Yayasan Karang Lestari: a local NGO created after the installation of Bali’s first Biorock artificial reef in Pemuteran.
– The Dhyana Pura University: Some local and exchange students are leading a thesis research on artificial reeds and the effects of Biorock on the corals growth.

Mangrove replantation: Putri Menjangan, a community led initiative to conserve and regenerate the remaining mangrove forest in Pejarakan with a total of 143 members.

An umbrella organisation, run and managed by community leaders will take over the supervision of the different initiatives to increase the sphere of influence of individual groups and drive the shared conservation momentum in the area.

Plantation models

Species planted

Coral reef restoration: Over 15 different coral species are planted on the artificial reef. The corals are collected in proximity to the project site and transported the short distance by boat. Only broken coral fragments are collected to avoid damage to the natural reef.

Mangrove replantation: 6 different species are grown in local nurseries before being planted in the field.

Agroforestry: farmers plant a minimum of 3 different species on their farms of a total of 8 species including guava, orange, maoni, gemelina and coconut.


Participants are members of the different community groups, their families as well as the wider community of Pejarakan. Trees for the agroforestry element are planted with local corn, peanuts and chilli subsistence farmers living in the area.

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