The project will contribute to the effective management and financial sustainability of a network of MPAs in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Working on protecting 600,000 hectares of high-biodiverse coral reefs and enhancing the direct livelihoods and food security for 4,000 households (most of them under poverty level).
Through a collaboration between the Reef-World Foundation, Coral Triangle Centre and UNEP-COBSEA, this project aims to identify new revenue generation mechanisms and enhance capacity for coral reef MPA management through the implementation of sustainable marine tourism standards using the Green Fins approach.
Researchers, local communities and authorities are designing a locally-led monitoring campaign to assess the carbon reduction potential of the existing mangroves, as well as their rate of deterioration. With this knowledge in the hands of local communities, appropriate conservation goals can be implemented to preserve these natural ecosystems from potential impacts from industrial operations.
a mixed management solution for MPAs, combining fisheries management, protected areas management and sustainable financing of marine protected areas. Local communities and authorities, in collaboration with Konservasi Indonesia, will be fully engaged in the conservation, restoration and monitoring activities, fuelling knowledge transfer and training of the local communities.
The project leader’s aim is to develop 5000 hectares of fishponds containing at least 50% mangrove cover, by 2030. This large expansion of hybrid mangrove and aquaculture areas will also increase the benefits for the fishermen and investors, with the project leaders aiming to obtain the Selva Shrimp certification.
Aiming to diagnose the state of the existing ecosystems and to develop a plan for restoring, protecting, and rehabilitating mangrove and seagrass ecosystems around three regions of the Indonesian archipelago.
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