Pejarakan, Indonesia

Supporting Balinese communities of small-scale fishers and farmers in coastal and land ecosystem restoration.

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About Pejarakan

Established in 2016, this project supports Balinese communities of small-scale fishermen and farmers in the restoration of their coastal and land ecosystems.


In the coastal ecosystem, mangroves have suffered from the expansion of salt farms, shrimp ponds and plastic pollution. It has not only reduced the mangrove cover, but also hindered the ecosystem’s ability to regenerate naturally. As per the domino effect, this led to lower seafood captures by local fishermen.

On land, the community must also diversify income from agriculture. However, the dry climate in the region combined with poor tree coverage results in minimal farm production and a decrease in soil and water quality.

PUR works with communities and local organizations to improve both ecosystem functions and to help locals adapt to extreme climate events while simultaneously improving the livelihoods of those within the community.

Mangrove Restoration

Mangroves and corals, central to local livelihoods, have suffered from the expansion of salt farms, shrimp ponds, unsustainable fishing practices and plastic pollution.

This project, established in 2016, supports communities in Bali to restore vital ecosystems. The project consists of transplanting corals, restoring mangroves and raising waste management awareness within the community. This holistic approach seeks to help local communities adapt to extreme climatic events while improving livelihoods through long-term community benefit activities.

Implementing Agroforestry

More than 1,000 hectares of land in Pejarakan is marginalized and abandoned due to limited resources managing poor crop rotations practiced. Coconuts thrive in dynamic agroforestry systems that foster biodiversity and intercrops that face challenges in growing on degraded soil.

In Pejarakan, this project helps to foster soil health, improves water cycling (catchment areas, water filtration), improves biodiversity and reduces erosion by implementing agroforestry and regenerative agriculture practices. Planting native tree species can provide multiple benefits, including nutrient cycling, soil-health promotion, food provision and long-term income opportunities.