Supporting Ecosystem-based Resource Management Plans and Sustainable Marine-based Livelihoods in the Nusa Penida MPA
(ADB COREMAP Nusa Penida Grant Package 4 Project)
April 2021 – September 2022
With full support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Indonesia Climate Change Trust Fund (ICCTF), the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency (Kemen PPN/Bappenas), the Bali Province Government, the Klungkung District Government, and CTC is implementing a collaborative Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program – Coral Triangle Initiative (COREMAP–CTI) project for Grant Package (GP) 4 in the Nusa Penida Marine Protected Area.
The overarching goal of the project is to assist the Nusa Penida MPA Management Unit to increase its management effectiveness status which will be pursued through the development of the ecosystem-based resources management and the promotion of sustainable marine livelihoods.  The project also aims to raise community awareness through various public campaigns on the MPA law enforcement and protection of endangered and threatened species in Nusa Penida MPA.
The project has three main activities:
  • Coral Reef and Mangrove Rehabilitation (CRMR) in the Nusa Penida MPA. The project supports the cost-benefit analysis and the valuation of ecosystem services on ecosystems rehabilitation. The CRMR is intended to restore and rehabilitate at least 20% of the degraded mangrove areas and 5% of degraded coral reef areas through appropriate reef restoration and rehabilitation methods.
  • Provide essential capacity-building and support to local community groups such as the surveillance group to improve compliance to the MPA zoning regulations and the local seaweed farmers group to improve cultivation and marketing of small- scale seaweed production to support local livelihoods.
  • Implement an eco-tourism scheme and establish related infrastructure to further boost community-based mangrove tourism activities.
Download the infosheet to learn more about the project here.
Designing a Marine Protected Area Network and Sea Turtle Action Plan for the Arafura and Timor Seas
June 2020-June 2021
The Arafura Timor Seas Ecosystem Approach Phase II (ATSEA-2) project supports the protection of priority coastal and marine habitats and conservation of protected species in the Arafura Timor Sea region.
The ATSEA-2 Project engaged the Coral Triangle Center in collaboration with Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) – the Indonesian entity of The Nature Conservancy; Dr. Alison Green (MPA Network expert); and Dr. Nicolas Pilcher (sea turtle expert) to design an MPA network and develop a regional turtle action plan. This project was the first step in a regional collaboration among the four ATSEA countries to design an MPA network to protect biodiversity, enhance or maintain fisheries and adapt to climate change.  Given the ecological and social connectivity throughout the ATSEA region, the four ATSEA countries (Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australia) will gain substantial benefits by collaborating on the management of marine resources through the design of a marine protected area network for the entire region.
ATSEA-2 is the second phase of the Arafura & Timor Seas Ecosystem Action (ATSEA) Programme and a regional partnership involving the ATSEA countries with the support of the Australian Government in order to collectively manage high marine and fisheries resources in the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS). It is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded programme and managed under United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as executing partner and Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) Resource Facility (PRF) as implementing partner.
Follow this link to the ATSEA-2 Data Information Management System Online Course.
This online course is a joint effort to build capacity in managing data and information management system for marine and fisheries resources, especially in, but not limited to the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) region. It is a result of a collaboration between ATSEA-2, CTC, and Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara.
Download the infosheet to learn more about the project here.
March 2016 – January 2021
Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project was a five-year contract that supported the Government of Indonesia to conserve biological diversity and improve the governance of marine resources at local, district, provincial and national levels. By using an ecosystem-based approach to management and engaging key stakeholders, the SEA Project 1) enhanced conservation and sustainable use of marine resources by reforming fisheries management and promoting marine protected areas to enhance fisheries productivity, food and nutrition security, and sustainable livelihoods within the target area; and 2) strengthened the leadership role and capacity of the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and local governments to promote conservation and sustainable fishing.
Tetra Tech and a consortium of partners that includes CTC, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and WWF-Indonesia (WWF) implemented the SEA Project from March 2016 through January 2021 in Indonesia’s Fisheries Manage Area 715 which encompasses Maluku, North Maluku, and West Papua.
SEANET Indonesia Project
November 2016 – October 2018
The ‘Building a Sustainable Seafood Industry to Support Coastal Communities in the Arafura Sea’ program (known as SeaNet Indonesia) delivered a pilot demonstration of an extension program, similar to SeaNet in Australia to small scale licensed Indonesian fishers at two sites in the Arafura Sea specifically in Merauke and Maluku Tenggara. The extension program changed the on-board practices of these fishers to improve both their economic return and to encourage the sustainable harvest of marine resources. The project also supported improved economic value of products in the post-harvest sector, with a focus on improving the financial returns for women engaged in product processing and sales.
The project also included a waste net recycling program that has been sustained by the community and other donors following the end of the project.  The project determined the effectiveness of such an extension program to small-scale fishers and their communities and indicated the suitability of a further roll out of this capacity strengthening extension approach to other communities in the Arafura Sea and to communities elsewhere in the Coral Triangle.  Promotion of the extension program or lessons learnt were be undertaken, particularly through engagement of other CTI donors and partners.
Download the SEANET Indonesia Project Final Report here.
Coral Triangle Center