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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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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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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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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13 Oct Biophysic and Socioeconmic Surveys Conducted to Support MPA Establishment in Timor-Leste

Coral Triangle Center (CTC) in partnership with the Timor-Leste Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), completed biophysic and socioeconomic surveys in both Atauro Island and Liquica from 3-11 October, 2017. The aim of these surveys was to collect data both on land with communities as...

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25 Sep Building Local Stakeholder Capacity on Marine Resource Management in Timor-Leste

CTC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (MAF) in Timor-Leste, conducted a two day training on the essential concepts of marine protected area (MPA) establishment and management. The training, which was conducted in Dili on September 25, 2017, serves as the basis to increase the local community stakeholder capacity to manage an MPA...

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22 Jun Hands-on Learning for Timor-Leste Officials on MPA Management

CTC conducted a short course and field learning activities on MPA Establishment and Management for Timor-Leste officials on June 20-22, 2017 in Bali.   The short course was specifically tailored for participants to better learn basic fisheries population dynamics, basic principles in designing zoning and...

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