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In an effort to increase community engagement in the Lease Islands MPA management, and to build up local capacity in surveillance, monitoring and law enforcement, CTC conducted Resource Use Monitoring and Community Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance Group training for teams in the Lease Islands.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/resource-use-monitoring-and-pokmaswas-training-in-the-leas...
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In an effort to increase community engagement in the Lease Islands MPA management, and to build up local capacity in surveillance, monitoring and law enforcement, CTC conducted Resource Use Monitoring and Community Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance Group training for teams in the Lease Islands.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/resource-use-monitoring-and-pokmaswas-training-in-the-lease-islands/

Our CTC Center for Marine Conservation was visited by Dr Mohd Kushairi Mohd Rajuddin, the Executive Director of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security, who joined our team in Sanur and Nusa Penida. Dr Kushairi had the chance to meet the local Nusa Penida MPA management unit, tour the mangroves and seaweed farms in Nusa Lembongan, and dive in to see the beautiful reefs for himself. CTC continues to work closely with CTI-CFF, and our team shared stories from the field and lessons learned from local marine conservation efforts. ... See MoreSee Less

Our CTC Center for Marine Conservation was visited by Dr Mohd Kushairi Mohd Rajuddin, the Executive Director of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security, who joined our team in Sanur and Nusa Penida. Dr Kushairi had the chance to meet the local Nusa Penida MPA management unit, tour the mangroves and seaweed farms in Nusa Lembongan, and dive in to see the beautiful reefs for himself. CTC continues to work closely with CTI-CFF, and our team shared stories from the field and lessons learned from local marine conservation efforts.

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As the CTC Center for Marine Conservation continues to grow, collaborating with international conservation educators gives our team the chance to expand our knowledge base to ensure we are prepared for challenges and utilizing the most effective engagement strategies. The team behind conservation and visitor engagement at the Seattle Aquarium visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation to share their stories on providing a space for ocean education, and learn from our team’s experiences in community engagement.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/seattle-aquarium-visits-ctc-to-build-capacity-and-inspire-...
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As the CTC Center for Marine Conservation continues to grow, collaborating with international conservation educators gives our team the chance to expand our knowledge base to ensure we are prepared for challenges and utilizing the most effective engagement strategies. The team behind conservation and visitor engagement at the Seattle Aquarium visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation to share their stories on providing a space for ocean education, and learn from our team’s experiences in community engagement.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/30/seattle-aquarium-visits-ctc-to-build-capacity-and-inspire-generations/

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In their role as managers of the Nusa Penida MPA, diving and reef health monitoring skills are crucial for the effectiveness of the Management Unit. With this in mind, the CTC team recently conducted training to build the scuba diving skills of the unit, and to expand their capacity to monitor and assess marine ecosystems, and collect and analyze data for an adaptively managed MPA.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/28/ctc-works-with-the-nusa-penida-mpa-management-unit-to-buil...
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In their role as managers of the Nusa Penida MPA, diving and reef health monitoring skills are crucial for the effectiveness of the Management Unit. With this in mind, the CTC team recently conducted training to build the scuba diving skills of the unit, and to expand their capacity to monitor and assess marine ecosystems, and collect and analyze data for an adaptively managed MPA.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/28/ctc-works-with-the-nusa-penida-mpa-management-unit-to-build-capacity/

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Terima kasih utk pembelajaranya selama ini 🙏🙏🙏👌

As one of the implementing partners of the USAID SEA Project, CTC conducted a public consultation at the district level to obtain community and local government approval regarding the Sula Islands MPA zoning plan.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/23/public-consultations-for-a-stronger-sula-islands-mpa/
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As one of the implementing partners of the USAID SEA Project, CTC conducted a public consultation at the district level to obtain community and local government approval regarding the Sula Islands MPA zoning plan.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/23/public-consultations-for-a-stronger-sula-islands-mpa/

Green Fins - Indonesia is growing! As a coordinator since 2018, CTC is responsible for assessing dive operators before they officially become active members of Green Fins. With new assessments conducted in December 2019, Green Fins Indonesia now has 30 active members!
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/15/green-fins-indonesia-grows-to-30-members/
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Green Fins - Indonesia is growing! As a coordinator since 2018, CTC is responsible for assessing dive operators before they officially become active members of Green Fins. With new assessments conducted in December 2019, Green Fins Indonesia now has 30 active members!
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/12/15/green-fins-indonesia-grows-to-30-members/

CTC was visited by a group from the Oceanic Society, coming from the US to engage with marine conservation in Indonesia. The group joined us for a trip to the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area, touring the mangrove forests, meeting local champions and snorkeling around reefs bursting with life. www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/25/oceanic-society-visits-the-nusa-penida-mpa/ ... See MoreSee Less

CTC was visited by a group from the Oceanic Society, coming from the US to engage with marine conservation in Indonesia. The group joined us for a trip to the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area, touring the mangrove forests, meeting local champions and snorkeling around reefs bursting with life. https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/25/oceanic-society-visits-the-nusa-penida-mpa/

To advance the role of Fisheries Extension Officers for the conservation of marine resources, CTC in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries conducted training on the role of MPAs for coastal and small islands’ sustainable fisheries.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/01/fisheries-extention-officer-of-eastern-indonesia-build-kno...
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To advance the role of Fisheries Extension Officers for the conservation of marine resources, CTC in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries conducted training on the role of MPAs for coastal and small islands’ sustainable fisheries.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/01/fisheries-extention-officer-of-eastern-indonesia-build-knowledge-of-marine/

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Happy New Year 2020 from the CTC team! This year we will be expanding our projects, engaging with more communities, and building up our network of ocean champions! With your support we can all make a difference in protecting our oceans and marine biodiversity! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year 2020 from the CTC team!  This year we will be expanding our projects, engaging with more communities, and building up our network of ocean champions! With your support we can all make a difference in protecting our oceans and marine biodiversity!

CTC supported the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security’s 15th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and Pre-SOM meetings held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in November.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/08/ctc-supports-cti-cff-15th-senior-officials-meeting-in-honi...
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CTC supported the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security’s 15th Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) and Pre-SOM meetings held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, in November.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/08/ctc-supports-cti-cff-15th-senior-officials-meeting-in-honiara-solomon-islands/

To further continue the establishment process of the Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs, and promote their effective management, research and data collection must be conducted to ensure that marine resource management is informed by the latest scientific data. In November, CTC, with full support from the USAID SEA Project, conducted parallel scientific assessments in Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/13/surveying-some-of-the-worlds-most-diverse-reefs-in-the-ban...
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To further continue the establishment process of the Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs, and promote their effective management, research and data collection must be conducted to ensure that marine resource management is informed by the latest scientific data.  In November, CTC, with full support from the USAID SEA Project, conducted parallel scientific assessments in Ay and Rhun Islands MPAs. 
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/13/surveying-some-of-the-worlds-most-diverse-reefs-in-the-banda-islands/

We are hiring!
Coral Triangle Center is looking for a Government Network Specialist for Fisheries Management Area 715. Check out www.coraltrianglecenter.org/working-with-ctc/ for more details. This opportunity is open for Indonesian nationals only.
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We are hiring!
Coral Triangle Center is looking for a Government Network Specialist for Fisheries Management Area 715. Check out https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/working-with-ctc/ for more details. This opportunity is open for Indonesian nationals only.

The Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAFM) training in Ternate for North Maluku, was a collaboration between the Wildlife Conservation Society, who managed the event, and the Coral Triangle Center, who facilitated the training. It was targeted at government institutions and universities in North Maluku, who are members of snapper and grouper fisheries technical working groups in the province.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/15/ecosystem-approach-for-fisheries-management-training-in-no...
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The Ecosystem Approach for Fisheries Management (EAFM) training in Ternate for North Maluku, was a collaboration between the Wildlife Conservation Society, who managed the event, and the Coral Triangle Center, who facilitated the training. It was targeted at government institutions and universities in North Maluku, who are members of snapper and grouper fisheries technical working groups in the province.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/15/ecosystem-approach-for-fisheries-management-training-in-north-maluku/

Kecak Samudra and Tari Baris Kontemporer were performed by students from Sanggar Wit Tonjaya Balinese Dance School at the Ocean Legacy Awards. CTC has been working together with this local dance school in Denpasar to raise awareness on ocean conservation.
coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/merging-art-and-culture-for-marine-conservation-at-ctcs-ocean-legacy-awards/
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Kecak Samudra and Tari Baris Kontemporer were performed by students from Sanggar Wit Tonjaya Balinese Dance School at the Ocean Legacy Awards. CTC has been working together with this local dance school in Denpasar to raise awareness on ocean conservation. 
coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/merging-art-and-culture-for-marine-conservation-at-ctcs-ocean-legacy-awards/

The Coral Triangle Center team visited Ay and Rhun Islands in Banda Naira Island, to conduct Resource Use Monitoring (RUM) and Community-Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance training for the local Pokmaswas teams.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/18/pokmaswas-training-in-the-banda-islands-mpa-network/
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The Coral Triangle Center team visited Ay and Rhun Islands in Banda Naira Island, to conduct Resource Use Monitoring (RUM) and Community-Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance training for the local Pokmaswas teams.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/18/pokmaswas-training-in-the-banda-islands-mpa-network/

All of our team gathered up to share lessons learned and experience the traditional culture of Surakarta, Central Java on December 12-14, 2019. CTC team and one of our supervisory board members went around the city by Jaladara Train then enjoyed the art of making batik and practice the traditional dances of Surakarta in Mangkunegaran Palace as well as practiced Javanese Gamelan. We are now recharged and ready to take on the year ahead! ... See MoreSee Less

All of our team gathered up to share lessons learned and experience the traditional culture of Surakarta, Central Java on December 12-14, 2019.  CTC team and one of our supervisory board members went around the city by Jaladara Train then enjoyed the art of making batik and practice the traditional dances of Surakarta in Mangkunegaran Palace as well as practiced Javanese Gamelan. We are now recharged and ready to take on the year ahead!

On November 29, CTC renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bali Province Government, specifically with the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Department. The MOU provides a framework for working together for the protection and management of the Nusa Penida MPA, with a focus on fisheries and endangered species, as well as promoting sustainable marine tourism practices throughout Bali Province.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/ctc-renews-memorandum-of-understanding-with-bali-province/
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On November 29, CTC renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Bali Province Government, specifically with the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Department. The MOU provides a framework for working together for the protection and management of the Nusa Penida MPA, with a focus on fisheries and endangered species, as well as promoting sustainable marine tourism practices throughout Bali Province. 
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/ctc-renews-memorandum-of-understanding-with-bali-province/

During CTC’s Ocean Legacy Awards 10th anniversary event, we held a successful auction to raise funds for ocean conservation projects. The auction received support from 26 partners, including hotels, dive operators and restaurants. We also had the continued support of our partners BNI, Villa Bukit Naga, Bali Hai Cruise, Bali Hai Diving and Purist Villa.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/ctc-online-charity-auction-raises-funds-for-ocean-conserva...
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During CTC’s Ocean Legacy Awards 10th anniversary event, we held a successful auction to raise funds for ocean conservation projects. The auction received support from 26 partners, including hotels, dive operators and restaurants. We also had the continued support of our partners BNI, Villa Bukit Naga, Bali Hai Cruise, Bali Hai Diving and Purist Villa.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/ctc-online-charity-auction-raises-funds-for-ocean-conservation/

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Coral Triangle Center

The Ocean Legacy Photo Challenge winner was announced at our Ocean Legacy Awards event on November 29th. Congratulations to Lyris Lyssens for her inspiring photograph and narration! Thank you to all the budding photographers and ocean champions who entered the competition, the judges were amazed by your stunning images and narrations discussing human actions inspiring ocean conservation.
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/ocean-legacy-photo-challenge-winner-announced/
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The Ocean Legacy Photo Challenge winner was announced at our Ocean Legacy Awards event on November 29th. Congratulations to Lyris Lyssens for her inspiring photograph and narration! Thank you to all the budding photographers and ocean champions who entered the competition, the judges were amazed by your stunning images and narrations discussing human actions inspiring ocean conservation.
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/ocean-legacy-photo-challenge-winner-announced/

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Coral Triangle Center

Have you tried out our Escape Room SOS From the Deep? Test your puzzle-solving skills in a race against time to save our oceans!
www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/10/31/escape-room-sos-from-the-deep-save-the-worlds-coral-reefs/
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Have you tried out our Escape Room SOS From the Deep? Test your puzzle-solving skills in a race against time to save our oceans! 
https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/10/31/escape-room-sos-from-the-deep-save-the-worlds-coral-reefs/

"In 25 years, the oceans have absorbed heat equivalent to the energy of 3.6 billion Hiroshima-size atom bomb explosions."

"But this problem is solvable. The first thing we need to do is use energy more wisely." 

via @insideclimate
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/14012020/ocean-heat-2019-warmest-year-argo-hurricanes-corals-marine-animals-heatwaves?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=cb94a65f69-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-cb94a65f69-327959893

Some animals migrate. Maybe some marine protected areas should, too.
https://phys.org/news/2020-01-mobile-areas-biodiversity-high-seas.html

Combat #marinedebris with sound waves?

A method tested in Japan filtered out 95% of polyethylene and 99% of nylon microfibres from laundry wastewater using sound waves. http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2019/12/sound-waves-could-capture-microplastics-from-washing-machine-wastewater/ via @AnthropoceneMag

Several perspectives on the efficacy of MPAs to protect coral in the face of climate change, succinctly presented via comic strip. #scicomm

https://www.knowablemagazine.org/article/sustainability/2019/coral-reef-conservation-marine-reserves

The strike of a mantis shrimp generates a shockwave capable of shattering its prey's shell. However, this fearsome predator is rendered catatonic by the mesmerizing display of...the disco clam.
Via @WIREDScience
https://www.wired.com/story/when-a-mantis-shrimp-fights-a-disco-clam/

*Rhincodon typus* (whale shark) was just one of several species recorded for the first time during reef surveys in the Banda islands, Maluku. Read about the biophysical, socio-economic and perception monitoring we did there last month: https://bit.ly/2Rp7qzb

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What do kite competitions and ceramics have to do with #MarineConservation? Find out from our Ocean Legacy Awardees, recently honored at our 10th anniversary celebration. https://www.coraltrianglecenter.org/2019/11/29/coral-triangle-marks-10th-year-anniversary-with-first-ever-ocean-legacy-awards/

Broadcasting healthy reef sounds attracted fish to dead reef patches, a result that could support restoration. Unfortunately, some media sensationalized the results to proclaim that underwater speakers could "save" reefs. Fact-check with the original here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-13186-2

Thanks to @ICRI_Coral_Reef, @aims_gov_au, @gbrmarinepark & all who contributed to #ICRIGM34. Next challenge: preserve the cameradrie, resolve and commitment that has characterized ICRI for 25 years, as charged by AIMS Council Chairman The Hon Penelope Wensley AC.

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority@gbrmarinepark

The Authority hosted the @ICRI_Coral_Reef (ICRI) General Meeting in #Townsville this week. A great opportunity for delegates from 40 countries to share their expertise and consider future challenges for managing the world's reefs. #AustralianAid #ICRIGM34 #DFAT#GreatBarrierReef

Women of Wasini Island, Kenya, are leading an effort to restore coral reefs devastated by the 2016 global bleaching event. With no slowdown in global #GreenhouseGas emissions, when will #ClimateChange bring the next bleaching event? #EmissionsGap https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/26/lobsters-and-octopuses-are-back-kenyan-women-leading-coral-reef-revival-wasini-island

Registration is now open for the 6th International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium! Please complete the questionnaire by 15 November #ITMEMS6 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScisGd2HkV43_P8OV7fbbwlIgtyUdo5W_7hwvm-VYX8_RqXuA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Underwater photos from volunteers will be used with aerial #RemoteSensing imagery to map coastal marine habitats in the @GreatReefCensus.
#CitizenScience #GreatBarrierReef
http://po.st/tblwTA via @SmithsonianMag

Some corals survive periods of heat stress by withdrawing polyps deep into their skeletons, reemerging when conditions improve. This "rejuvenescence" strategy may become ineffective, however, as #ClimateChange increases the frequency of warming events. https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/10/eaax2950

TOMORROW: Join ocean ARTivist @CourtneyCoral, creator of Semesta Terumbu Karang (Coral Universe), for a hands-on coral clay workshop!
4:00-5:00 pm, Center for Marine Conservation in Sanur, #Bali
#ILoveMondays #Artivism
https://youtu.be/km7HezM5ub8

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Whale-watching can bring economic & educational benefits, but boat fuel hydrocarbons, absorbed through whales' skin, can cause health problems. After the allowable boat-whale distance was doubled, from 91 to 183m, hydrocarbons in whale poop decreased. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/sucking-gas/

Corals produce antibacterial chemicals to ward off infection. In a no-take #MPA, the chemical-infused water surrounding corals was found to be more effective against pathogens than that sampled outside the protected area, an effect magnified by warming.
https://phys.org/news/2019-10-impedes-coral-defense-hungry-fish.html

How do cleaner shrimp avoid becoming meals, themselves? "Choose your clients carefully and, when necessary, do a funky dance." #FishFacts
It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone Has to Do It and Not Get Eaten https://nyti.ms/2V5vjf1 via @nytimes

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