Trying to revive and protect Indonesia’s mangroves

Indonesia’s extensive mangroves could be one of the cheapest ways of reducing carbon emissions, according to scientists.

Indonesia’s coastlines are home to more mangrove forests than anywhere else.

They protect the land from erosion and absorb carbon emissions, protecting people’s livelihoods and their health.

Over the past few years, a lot of mangroves have been cut down for tourism or industrial developments but now, individual groups and the government are promising to do more to protect them.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports from East Lampung, Indonesia.