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MONITORING COASTAL & MARINE RESOURCES

Status: Ongoing, since 2016

The people at the coast of North Sulawesi depend on the coastal and marine resources. This project functions as a support for community-based action to recover and protect marine species and sites. The Project is expected to decrease destructive habits of the people living with coastal and marine ecosystems and to have a long-term impact on the protection of rare habitats and endangered species in Indonesia.

Why?

  • coastal and marine resources are endangered through destructive behavior 

  • corals are bleaching and dying because of different factors
  • people living at the coast are often unaware of the long-term effects of their fishing techniques

Activities

  • develop and strengthen community institutions and regulations for the management of community-based Marine Protected areas

  • improve the knowledge, skills and initiative of the local people through community awareness campaigns 

  • build up the local capacity at both the operational and managerial level 

  • improve the availability, quality and use of data of the local marine environment

  • identify local communities that have strong commitment towards long term improvements in marine resource management

  • implementation of legal regulations, for example the facilitation of communication between the local communities and the government

Results

  • Successful implementation of the project:

    • in Minahasa: Ranowangko-2, Atep Oki villages

    • and in North Minahasa Districts: Bahoi, Tarabitan, Tanah Putih, Pulisan, Tambun, and Lihunu villages

  • minimization of the destructive habits of the local people, who used to exploit natural resources of the marine ecosystem with illegal practices

  • valuable cooperation between the local administration and other related organizations

  • increased awareness in local communities about conservation issues and improved management of natural resources with the support of law enforcement including increased surveillance and reporting of threatening and illegal practices

 

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