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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13 Oct Biophysic and Socioeconmic Surveys Conducted to Support MPA Establishment in Timor-Leste

Coral Triangle Center (CTC) in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), completed biophysic and socioeconomic surveys in both Atauro Island and Liquica from 3-11 October, 2017. The aim of these surveys was to collect data both on land with communities as...

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27 Mar Understanding Fishing Communities’ Knowledge to Protect and Sustain Marine Resources

CTC successfully conducted the second phase of a perception survey about marine conservation and sustainable fisheries under the full support of USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project in North Maluku Province, Indonesia, from February 27 to March 17, 2017. Similar to the pilot held in Maluku...

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13 Mar CTC Stakeholder Consultation for Marine Protected Area Management and Capacity Building Support in Timor-Leste

CTC traveled to Dili, Timor-Leste in February 2017 to conduct preliminary stakeholder consultation for a new three-year project that will support the establishment of Atauro Island as a new marine protected area. During the stakeholders meeting, CTC met with government officials as well as local non-government...

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10 Feb Valuing Local Knowledge in Marine Conservation and Fisheries Management

From January 30 to February 10, 2017, CTC successfully conducted the first phase of its perception survey under USAID’s Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project in Maluku Province. The activity covered Ambon City and several districts in West Seram, Central Maluku, and East Seram. It included...

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08 Feb CTC Conducts Scoping Expeditions to Buano and Morotai Islands in Eastern Indonesia

This month, CTC traveled to Buano and Morotai Islands in eastern Indonesia to look at possible new sites that could be developed into marine protected areas (MPAs). On February 8-11, 2017, CTC traveled to the northeastern coast of Maluku Province to visit a little-known but ecologically...

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