11 Jan Workshop for Certification Schemes and Competency Assessment Materials in Java

Indonesian National Working Competency Standards (SKKNI) for marine protected areas (MPAs) are needed to standardize the competency of MPA staff. Currently there are three SKKNI available for managing MPAs: Marine Tourism Management in MPAs,  Outreach in MPAs, and Monitoring and Evaluation of Coastal Resources. However,...

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03 Dec Monitoring and Conserving Sea Turtles with Pokmaswas in the Sula Islands

Through ecological and socio-economic surveys in 2017, the Sula Islands were identified as home to sea turtles, in particular the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). The coast of Fatkauyon Village was indicated as a feeding location for green and hawksbill turtles,...

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30 Nov Resource Use Monitoring and Pokmaswas Training in the Lease Islands

In an effort to increase community engagement in the Lease Islands MPA management, and to build up local capacity in surveillance, monitoring and law enforcement, CTC conducted Resource Use Monitoring (RUM) and Community Based Marine and Fisheries Surveillance Group (Pokmaswas) training for teams in the...

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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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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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