09 Apr Waste Management Initiative in Batununggul Village: A Step Towards Environmental Sustainability

On March 21, 2024, CTC facilitated a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing for waste management in Batununggul village between BUMDES (village-owned enterprise) and Lembongan Recycling. It marks a crucial step in addressing the pressing waste management issue in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA),...

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19 Feb Coral Restoration Demonstration Site Aims to Rehabilitate Damaged Reefs in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area

From January 29th to February 2nd, 2024, we successfully conducted the Coral Restoration Demonstration Site in Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA), specifically in Toya Pakeh to the east of the Quicksilver Mega Pontoon. These activities were conducted in collaboration with local partners and resulted...

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28 Dec Reef Health Monitoring in Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA)

The CTC Field Team alongside partners from Balai Pengelolaan Sumberdaya Pesisir Laut (BPSPL), Unit Pengelola Teknis Daerah (UPTD), Kelompok Masyarakat Pengawas (Pokmaswas) conducted reef health monitoring (RHM) in the Nusa Penida MPA from November 13-18 and on November 30, 2023 at a total of thirteen...

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07 Dec CTC Hosts University of Queensland’s Coral Restoration Workshop and Learning Visit in Nusa Penida MPA

On November 19th, 2023, the CTC team traveled to Nusa Lembongan for a full day Fun Learning Trip with the University of Queensland and Blue Corner. There were 29 participants, experts in rubble stabilization, invited by the University of Queensland to their workshop. The participants...

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19 Oct Collaborative Research into Community-Led Mangrove Tours in Nusa Lembongan

Mangrove forests are a key piece of healthy marine ecosystems, providing crucial habitats for fish nurseries and assisting in absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Beyond this, the beauty found in their tangled roots and natural silence provides an opportunity for ecotourism. These forests offer the...

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20 Jul Empowering Women’s Groups in Sustainable Tourism Leadership in Nusa Penida MPA

In recent decades, there has been remarkable growth in women’s contributions to the global tourism and hospitality industries. However, it is important to acknowledge that women have historically faced underrepresentation in management and leadership positions within these sectors. To address this issue at a local...

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23 Oct Image-based Approaches with Artificial Intelligence for Reef Health Monitoring at Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA)

From the 17th-23rd of October, CTC’s field team conducted their annual reef health monitoring (RHM) at the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area Learning Site. The RHM combines an underwater visual census (UVC) and benthic monitoring protocols. The UVC records the biomass and abundance of fisheries...

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16 Oct Fun Learning Programs with International Students

This October, we received two groups at our CTC Center for Marine Conservation. The groups were from Study in Bali Universitas Udayana and 4D Reef. They joined a variety of our fun learning activities to get to know more about marine biodiversity and ocean protection. The...

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09 Oct Community Awareness Campaign for Endangered, Threatened and Protected Marine Animals in the Nusa Penida MPA

Earlier this month, CTC conducted three outreach and awareness raising activities in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area (MPA). As part of the COREMAP-CTI Grant Package 4 program in Nusa Penida that prioritizes the rehabilitation of critical marine ecosystems, the activities aimed to engage targeted...

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