22 Jun Sustainable Mud Crab Harvesting Methods Reduces Impact on Merauke’s Mangrove Forests

Through the years, most of people in Merauke have been using ‘the iron rod’ method to harvest mud crabs. This iron rod method uses a ganco that has been modified to harvest the crab by hook them from their holes. This method also use machete...

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15 Jun CTC Presents Results of Marine Rapid Assesment Report of Liquica and Atauro Islands

This month, the CTC team presented the results of marine rapid assesment of the proposed Atauro Island Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network and Liquica MPA to the senior officials of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in Dili. The presentation was attended by 41 participants...

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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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08 Mar Coral Triangle Women Leaders: Promoting Sustainable Financing for Women in Conservation

KAWAKI Women’s Network is a newly established community initiative involving women of the three communities that are custodians of the Arnavon Community Marine Park (ACMP). Although ACMP was established more than twenty years ago, most of its efforts have gone into protecting turtles in the...

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08 Mar Coral Triangle Women Leaders: Protecting Corals in the Banda Sea Marine Protected Area

Locals in the Banda Sea in Indonesia mine for corals and sea sand to construct houses and build infrastructure. Coral and sea sand mining continues because there is a lack of community awareness, alternative livelihoods and law enforcement. There is a difficulty in sourcing construction...

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08 Mar Coral Triangle Women Leaders: Promoting Sustainable Fisheries in Papua New Guinea

The Central Province coastal community depends on fish for food and income. Fishing revenue forms the main income for local people. Fish produce is highly demanded in the city of Port Moresby resulting in unsustainable fishing and overfished reefs. Women depend on near-shore marine resources such...

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08 Mar Coral Triangle Women Leaders: Protecting Green Turtles in Pulau Terrenganu

Throughout the world, green turtle population have experienced significant declines over the past 100 years, especially due to habitat degradation. Nesting sites remain highly exposed to several threats such egg poaching, marine pollution and the negative impacts of tourism. Despite many turtle nesting sites in...

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08 Mar Coral Triangle Women Leaders Press for Progress in Marine Conservation on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018 marked International Women’s Day urging women worldwide to Press for Progress. The day is about being willing to have your voice heard in support of sustaining the progress that has been made for gender equality and women empowerment. To mark this day, CTC in collaboration...

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05 Mar Nusa Penida is now home to the world’s largest bony fish – the Mola Alexandrini (previously known as Mola ramsayi)

You would think a fish as large as the Mola mola (up to 3 meters long and weighing 2300 kilograms) could not be mistaken. But in fact, we have been misidentifying this ocean giant for years! The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is listed in Guinness World Records as the...

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