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Tangerang Regency, Indonesia

Forming the western edge of Greater Jakarta, Tangerang Regency faces the challenge of ensuring development is sustainable near one of the world's megacities. The Regency's formerly extensive mangrove cover is now being restored. Alternative livelihood programs help facilitate people in coastal villages transition to more sustainable work, and spatial zoning plans guide future development.

Mangrove shoots surrounding a rectangular pondIn the village of Patramanggala, mangroves are used to line the sides of fish ponds, increasing ecosystem health and pond yield.