26 Feb Introducing Marine Protected Area Community Surveillance Systems in Buano and Sula

CTC successfully conducted two information dissemination activities about the community surveillance systems (Sistem Pengawasan Berbasis Masyarakat/SISWASMAS) to the stakeholders in the proposed marine protected area (MPA) of Buano Island and the newly declared Sula Islands MPA in North Maluku. The activities were part of the...

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22 Feb Marine Conservation Campaign for Students in Sula Islands MPA

To increase the awareness of younger generation towards marine and its biodiversity protection, CTC conducted a socialization and education campaign for school students in Sula Islands, North Maluku. The activity, which took place on 18-22 February 2019, successfully reached 903 students in 6 schools and...

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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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