This presentation will explain about how a mangrove restoration project has been successfully benefit the livelihood of fisher community. The project is proceeding with the public participation in multiple ways towards long‐term conservation. The poster will also explain about the major threats of mangroves how the threats were removed in selected sites. The poster will have the time lapse photos that were taken from the project area, which will show how the mangroves are regenerated using ecological regeneration method.
The implementation of both scientific and traditional knowledge resulted the restoration of mangroves in Agni estuary, that also benefit local fishers by ensuring daily wages in addition to their fishing. Awareness programme in schools has been carried out in several coastal schools that lead to train the students in mangrove and terrestrial plant nursery raising techniques. Women are the important stakeholders of the project who integrated through women self help groups in alternative livelihood training, backyard mangrove nursery and environmental awareness of the project. In the last year, the project is evolved to adopt opnsource GIS technology, eco‐friendly technology and renewable energy in order to ensure long‐term sustainable mangrove conservation, land use management and for reducing the dependency on mangrove ecosystem.