14 Sep Stronger Reef Health Monitoring Protocol for Integrated Atauro Island Marine Protected Area

To support the effective management of the newly established integrated Atauro Island marine protected area (MPA) in Timor-Leste, CTC has proposed a comprehensive Reef Health Monitoring (RHM) protocol. This protocol will provide guidelines for the monitoring team, as well as government partners and other working...

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08 Jun Did you know?

In October 2021, the parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in Kunming, China to agree on a new plan to safeguard the planet by 2050. In preparation for this, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and government leaders have called for the...

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24 Mar CTC Leads Regional and National Consultations for the Proposed Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) MPA Network and Sea Turtle Action Plan

    The ecosystems of the Arafura and Timor Seas (ATS) play an important ecological and economic role for the countries bordering its waters, which include Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Thus, collaboration is urgently needed to ensure their protection. In March 2021, CTC,...

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08 Feb Communities Protecting Coral Reefs in the Forgotten Islands: A Special Blog by CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani

When we sailed away from Maumere towards Wetar and beyond, I was looking forward to learning more about how the island communities engage in the protection of their beautiful coastal resources. Anthropologists call these islands “Forgotten Islands”, because they historically had little contact with...

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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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30 Sep CTC Supports the Development of a Marine Protected Area Network and Sea Turtle Action Plan in the Arafura-Timor Sea

This year, CTC became one of the implementing partners of the second phase of the Arafura & Timor Seas Ecosystem Action Program (ATSEA-2), a regional partnership that aims to address the most important transboundary marine issues facing the region. CTC, in collaboration with a team of...

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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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01 Aug Going Virtual: Online Training on MPA Management Planning

CTC organized a 4-day training on Marine Protected Area (MPA) Planning Management for Indonesian experts on July 26 – 29, 2020. The training was held to refresh the participants’ knowledge and skills in preparation for their competency assessment by the Lembaga Sertifikasi Profesi (LSP) Kelautan...

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