Nusa Penida as a Field Learning Site
CTC recognises the importance of developing and supporting MPAs that serve as living laboratories to learn marine conservation on the ground. These MPAs are on-site training platforms for managers and practitioners, government officials, community groups, scientists, students, and NGOs to gain hands-on experience, and to enable learning exchanges in the Coral Triangle and beyond. Through CTC’s portfolio of MPA learning sites, stakeholders can learn from a broad spectrum of MPAs with different ecological, economic, social, and geopolitical characteristics.
The steps involved in designing and developing the various elements of MPA management for Nusa Penida have provided considerable lessons learned and it is these lessons, systems, insights and experiences that provide a rich resource for marine conservation practitioners around the world.
Since 2008, CTC’s Nusa Penida Program has been supported by various donors such as The Nature Conservancy, USAID, Margaret A. Cargill Philiantrophies, Give2Asia, SymAsia, the Australian Government, and Hard Rock Hotel Bali.