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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21 Jul Developing a Roadmap to Achieve Indonesia’s Marine Protected Area Vision by 2030

To support its plan to declare 32.5 million hectares of effectively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) by 2030, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) is collaborating with partners to develop an MPA Vision 2030 and MPA Roadmap to ensure that it reaches its...

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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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18 Apr CTC Conducts Underwater and Socio-economic Surveys in Lease Islands as Baseline for Marine Protected Area Establishment

CTC conducted a series of underwater surveys in Lease Islands, Central Maluku, from  April 2-15,2018 as part of its implementation of the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project. The Lease Islands are located east of Ambon. It consists of three main islands called Haruku,...

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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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30 Nov New National Competency Standards Boosts Sustainable Marine Tourism in Indonesia’s Marine, Coastal, and Small Islands Protected Areas

The Indonesian Government, with the support of the Coral Triangle Center through USAID SEA Project and Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, took a step in having more effective MPA management through the provision of competent and standardized human resources throughout Indonesia, by developing the Indonesia National...

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