30 Sep Community-led Marine Conservation Plays a Significant Role to Protect Coastal Resources in Maluku and North Maluku

Community-led marine conservation plays a significant role to protect coastal resources in FMA 715 and surroundings. Under the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA) project’s intervention, community-led marine conservation has shown a positive impact through the active participation of the Sea Champions or Pejuang Laut....

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10 Sep Surveillance Tools Strengthen Community Stewardship Group’s (Pokmaswas) Role in Marine Conservation

Good news from our marine protected areas in Maluku and North Maluku Province. Due to their prominence among other groups in conducting community-based sea surveillance, two Community Stewardship Groups (Pokmaswas) have recently received support in the form of equipment from the Ministry of Marine Affairs...

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18 Aug Local Community Releases Sea Turtle Hatchlings to Celebrate Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day

Celebrating Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day, the Community Stewardship Group (Pokmaswas) in the newly declared Sula Islands Marine Protected Area, North Maluku Province, engaged the local community to release 50 baby sea turtles (tukik) on the seashores of Waisum Village in Northeast Mangoli. This activity was...

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30 Jan Enhancing ‘Pejuang Laut’ Knowledge to Advocate for Actions in Protecting the Sea

The Coral Triangle Center (CTC) provides fundamental support for its Local Champions, called Pejuang Laut, to build their skills and knowledge to become influential leaders in their community. Seven high performing Pejuang Laut, namely Sarna Sibela and Nurhasni Yoisangadji from the Sula Islands, Merfiana Aponno...

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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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24 Oct New Hotspots for Oceanic Cetaceans Found in Maluku

The Rapid Ecological Assessment (REA) for Marine Mammals, conducted by the Coral Triangle Center and APEX Environmental has successfully identified several new hotspots for oceanic cetacean species, such as Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) and Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as part of a diverse oceanic cetacean...

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