02 Apr Did you know? Corals are born in a colorful underwater “blizzard”

Hard (or stony) corals reproduce by releasing their eggs and sperm all at the same time. Some corals are hermaphroditic releasing packages that contain both eggs and sperm. Somehow it works out that dozens of species release eggs and sperm at just the right time at particular...

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29 Mar Building Sustainable Fisheries Management Capacity in East Indonesia

  CTC, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society, conducted a three-day training on ecosystems approach to fisheries management (EAFM) from March 27-29, 2018 in Mataram. Participants consisted of representatives from Forum Ilmiah Pengelolaan Perikanan Berkelanjutan (FIP2B), government, and non-government organizations. EAFM is a fisheries management concept that considers...

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19 Mar Awareness Raising Activities Highlight the Importance of Marine Resource Protection in Sula, North Maluku

As part of its efforts to support the establishment of new MPAs in North Maluku under the USAID SEA Project, CTC facilitated a series of awareness raising activities to disseminate the importance of marine conservation in Sula Islands, North Maluku.  The activities were held on...

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08 Mar Fisheries Extension Officers Improve Skills in Marine Protected Area Spatial Planning and Design

As part of its implementation of the USAID Sustainable Ecosystem Advanced (SEA) Project, CTC conducted seven days Training of Trainers for Marine Protected Area (MPA) design using GIS Marxan on  February 27 – March 8, 2018 in Ambon. This training topic was selected based on...

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08 Mar Coral Triangle Women Leaders: Protecting Coral Reefs in Atauro Island

The reefs around Atauro Island in Timor-Leste hold the world's highest reef fish species on average. A biodiversity survey in the waters of Ataúro Island, situated 36 kilometres north of Timor-Leste's capital Dili, conducted by Conservation International in July 2016 revealed that the island hosts...

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