18 Nov Pokmaswas Training in the Banda Islands MPA Network

Pokmaswas is a community-based surveillance team which has been developed to assist local governments to control and manage marine and coastal ecosystems in Maluku Province. They play an important role in conducting resource use surveillance across the region, trained in the 3M principle: Listening (Mendengar),...

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13 Nov Surveying Some of the World’s Most Diverse Reefs in the Banda 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.  From November 2-13, the Coral Triangle Center, with...

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29 Sep Research and Monitoring in the Banda Islands MPAs

First Person Account by CTC Conservation Advisor Marthen Welly Today, I’m working back at the CTC office in Bali after I spent a month in the Banda Islands, Maluku. The purpose of the trip to Banda Islands was to conduct my research for my masters degree on...

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09 Nov CTC Conducts Annual Reef Health and Resource Use Monitoring in Banda Islands

CTC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and the community conservation in Banda, conducted its annual reef health and resource use monitoring in the Banda Islands Marine Protected Areas Network on October 24-November 9, 2017 Apart from the monitoring, CTC also trained...

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24 Oct New Hotspots for Oceanic Cetaceans Found in Maluku

The Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) for Marine Mammals, conducted by the Coral Triangle Center and APEX Environmental has successfully identified several new hotspots for oceanic cetacean species, such as Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) and Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as part of a diverse oceanic cetacean...

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