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. 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. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Michael Taylor

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