08 Jun European Commission and Stimson Center Representatives at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation

On June 7, 2018, CTC welcomed representatives from the European Commission and the Stimson Center at our Center for Marine Conservation in Sanur to showcase the various learning programs at the facility as well as to discuss how the upcoming Our Ocean Conference which will...

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06 Jun New Video: Baruna Murthi Inspires Young Balinese Artists to Use Plastics to Shine the Spotlight on Ocean Plastic Pollution

Get behind the scenes to see the making of Baruna Murthi, the monumental sculpture that was launched on June 5, 2018 to mark World Environment Day as part of a multi-city art exhibit against plastic pollution. Learn story behind Baruna Murthi and how local Balinese...

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06 Jun University of San Diego Students Go on a Learning Trip to Nusa Penida MPA

On June 4-5, 2018, CTC had the pleasure to host students of the University of San Diego at CTC's Center for Marine Conservation and the Nusa Penida MPA to share knowledge on developing and maintaining a marine protected area. On the first day they...

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01 Jun Did you know? The hardiest of all coral species are the Acropora

Did you know Acropora is a genus of small polyp stony coral in the phylum Cnidaria. Some of its species are known as table coral, elkhorn coral, and staghorn coral. There are over 149 Acropora species described and they are also the easiest to grow. Acropora genus are some of the major reef corals responsible for building the...

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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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08 Mar Fisheries Extension Officers Improve Skills in Marine Protected Area Spatial Planning and Design

As part of its implementation of the USAID Sustainable Ecosystem Advanced (SEA) Project, CTC conducted seven days Training of Trainers for Marine Protected Area (MPA) design using GIS Marxan on  February 27 – March 8, 2018 in Ambon. This training topic was selected based on...

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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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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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