The islands of Indonesia are home to 12% of the world's mammals, 16% of the world's reptiles and amphibians, 17% of the world's birds and 25% of global fish populations
42 million people live below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day
Only 20% of Indonesia's original forest habitat remains.
Each year another 6.2 million acres of forests are cut down
Baik Island, located on the Northern coast of West Papua is characterized by its tropical climate and extensive coastline.
Mangrove restoration in this area help to reduce the effects of flooding, tsunamis and soil erosion. In addition mangrove ecosystems provide a safe nursery for schooling fish helping support the livelihood of the villagers in this region.