Mangroves have high primary productivity so they are known as good carbon storage and absorbers (carbon sequestrators). This ability plays a very important role in the regulation of climate mitigation because the ability of mangrove sequestrators can be utilized to absorb CO2 anthropogenic emissions. Telok Bangko, Loktuan Village, North Bontang, East Kalimantan is an area that has a mangrove ecosystem area, but is also surrounded by industrial areas and settlements. For this reason, this study aimed to assess the mangrove tree species, information on biomass, potential carbon stocks, and CO2 absorption values at that location. Sampling was carried out using the crossed quadrant transect method. At each location the transect was carried out four times. Each transect has four crossed quadrants measuring 10 m x 10 m. In each quadrant, species identification was carried out and then the circumference of the trunk at breast height (Diamter at Breast Height) for mangrove trees (diameter > 4 cm) was measured using a tape measure. Calculation of estimated stored biomass in mangroves using allometric equations using DBH data. Next, estimates of carbon stocks and carbon uptake are calculated. These results will be presented quantitatively descriptive. From this study, 11 species were found, namely Rhizophora mucronata, Avicennia marina, Sonneratia alba, Sonneratia ovata, Derris trifoliata, Ceriops tagal, Lumnitzera racemosa, Xylocarpus granatum, Terminalia catappa, Thespesia populnea, and Wedelia biflora. The results of estimating the carbon stock of the mangrove ecosystem in Bangko Bay were 2236.36 tonnes/ha with a biomass value of 4819.74 tonnes/ha. While in the HGB area, the results of carbon stocks were 2980.48 tonnes/ha with a biomass value of 6423.44 tonnes/ha. Estimated mangrove CO2 absorption in Bangko Bay was 8207.44 tons/ha. Meanwhile, mangrove CO2 absorption in HGB land was 10938.35 tons/ha.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012014
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event3rd International Conference on Sustainability and Resilience of Coastal Management, SRCM 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Nov 2022 → …


  • CO2 absorption
  • Mangroves
  • blue carbon
  • carbon stocks


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