30 Sep Community-led Marine Conservation Plays a Significant Role to Protect Coastal Resources in Maluku and North Maluku

Community-led marine conservation plays a significant role to protect coastal resources in FMA 715 and surroundings. Under the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA) project’s intervention, community-led marine conservation has shown a positive impact through the active participation of the Sea Champions or Pejuang Laut....

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10 Sep Surveillance Tools Strengthen Community Stewardship Group’s (Pokmaswas) Role in Marine Conservation

Good news from our marine protected areas in Maluku and North Maluku Province. Due to their prominence among other groups in conducting community-based sea surveillance, two Community Stewardship Groups (Pokmaswas) have recently received support in the form of equipment from the Ministry of Marine Affairs...

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18 Aug Local Community Releases Sea Turtle Hatchlings to Celebrate Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day

Celebrating Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day, the Community Stewardship Group (Pokmaswas) in the newly declared Sula Islands Marine Protected Area, North Maluku Province, engaged the local community to release 50 baby sea turtles (tukik) on the seashores of Waisum Village in Northeast Mangoli. This activity was...

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21 Jul Developing a Roadmap to Achieve Indonesia’s Marine Protected Area Vision by 2030

To support its plan to declare 32.5 million hectares of effectively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by 2030, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) is collaborating with partners to develop an MPA Vision 2030 and MPA Roadmap to ensure that it reaches its...

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01 Sep Building Local Capacity on Marine and Coastal Management Capacity in North Maluku

The Coral Triangle Center (CTC), with the support of USAID SEA Project, conducted a Resource Use Monitoring (RUM) and Community Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance Group (Pokmaswas) training for Pokmaswas members in the Sula Islands Marine Protected Area (MPA), North Maluku, on 28 August –...

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22 Jul ICCB 2019: Presenting the Impact of Our Work on the International Stage

The CTC team made waves at the International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) held in Kuala Lumpur last month. Organized by the Society for Conservation Biology, the event brought together researchers, students, practitioners and educators to present and discuss their research, projects and challenges, as...

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19 Feb Teaching Scuba Diving Skills to Local Communities in Sula, North Maluku

CTC conducted a scuba diving training for community members and stakeholders in Sula Islands, North Maluku, on 19-22 February 2019 as part of its activities under USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced  (SEA) Project. A total of 22 participants from the proposed Buano Islands and Lease Islands...

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