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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25 Sep CTC Renews Partnership with Timor-Leste Government

The Coral Triangle Center renewed its Memorandum of Understanding with Timor-Leste's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) on 25 September, 2018, The MOU was signed MAF Minister Joaquim Jose Gusmao Dos Reis Martins and CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation...

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06 Jun University of San Diego Students Go on a Learning Trip to Nusa Penida MPA

On June 4-5, 2018, CTC had the pleasure to host students of the University of San Diego at CTC's Center for Marine Conservation and the Nusa Penida MPA to share knowledge on developing and maintaining a marine protected area. On the first day they...

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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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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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25 Sep Building Local Stakeholder Capacity on Marine Resource Management in Timor-Leste

CTC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (MAF) in Timor-Leste, conducted a two day training on the essential concepts of marine protected area (MPA) establishment and management. The training, which was conducted in Dili on September 25, 2017, serves as the basis to increase the local community stakeholder capacity to manage an MPA...

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