27 Jun Strengthening Resilience of Bunaken’s Reefs Through Coral Rehabilitation Program

In an effort to help strengthen the resilience of coral reefs in Bunaken National Park against various threats such as ocean plastic pollution and climate change, Grand Luley Manado and its partner the Coral Triangle Center (CTC), launched its expanded coral rehabilitation program.During the launching...

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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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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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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 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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