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Non-Timber Forest Product Management in Proboscis Monkey Habitats


This field course is part of a series of training events focused on rehabilating forest areas used by Proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) in Sungai Hitam, Samboja. The course aims to improve the ability of local communities to manage the mangrove forest sustainably, while also exploring alternative livelihood opportunities through the management of non-timber forest products (NTFP).


Day 1

  • Opening ceremony
  • The benefits of mangroves in general and types of NTFPs that can be used
  • The principle of sustainable mangrove utilization
  • Stages of NTFP production (tea and mangrove chips)
  • Packaging and marketing
  • Evaluation and review of the activities

Day 2

  • Types of mangrove that can be used as flour enhancers
  • Stages of making flour
  • Food processing practices
  • Business development options
  • Evaluation of activities and follow-up plans

Day 3

  • Planting mangrove species
  • ELTI presentation about the post-training support opportunities via the Leadership Program
  • Summary
  • Evaluation
  • Closing ceremony