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Indonesia's coastal villages look to mangroves to combat flooding. Here's how it works

Restoring mangroves is helping villagers protect their communities from flooding. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

Asia correspondent and sub-editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Fisherman Suratno steps off one of his boats outside his home in Timbulsloko village in Demak, Indonesia.
Fisherman Suratno steps off one of his boats outside his home in Timbulsloko village in Demak, Indonesia. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Michael Taylor

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Fisherman Abdul Ghofur stands by a mangrove greenbelt area he helped restore in Tambakbulusan village in Demak, Indonesia.
Fisherman Abdul Ghofur stands by a mangrove greenbelt area he helped restore in Tambakbulusan village in Demak, Indonesia. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Michael Taylor
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