A 410 cm whale shark has stranded in west coast of Karimunjawa Island

A 410 cm whale shark has stranded in west coast of Karimunjawa Island
(October 17, 2013)   -   The whale shark was occur first time on 8 pm, October 2013 in west coast of Karimunjawa, and at the same time Mr. Solikun, has been netting for anchovy. That whale shark try to get closer to anchovy net because many anchovy around Mr. Solikun’s net.

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Are we there yet? Assessing MPA effectiveness in Indonesia

Are we there yet? Assessing MPA effectiveness in Indonesia
(July 15, 2013)   -   Certainly the science of the benefits of no fishing areas related to preserving biodiversity, protecting fish species and replenishing depleted stocks.

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Zoned in: Public support for new Gili Matra management plan and zoning system

Zoned in: Public support for new Gili Matra management plan and zoning system
(July 15, 2013)   -   The public consultation meetings on the draft management plan and zoning system were held at each of 10 villages in Gili Matra.

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Wilderness Sanctuary in Lombok – surfing the balance between tourism, development and conservation

Wilderness Sanctuary in Lombok – surfing the balance between tourism, development and conservation
(July 15, 2013)   -   Professor Kerry Black from Waikato University in New Zealand headed the program which delivered a wide range of coastal livelihood programs.

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Mapping MPAs: Scoping MPA and fisheries status and priorities in the Lombok-Sumbawa Corridor

(July 15, 2013)   -   As part of WCS’s new initiatives in the Lesser Sunda Seascape, our team conducted assessments of MPAs and fisheries off the islands of Lombok.

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Walk on the wild side: Co-management assists communities benefit from mangrove trekking in Karimunjawa

(July 15, 2013)   -   The management of mangroves has received a welcome boost in Karimunjawa National Park with a collaborative management plan developed by WCS, communities and the national park authority to strengthen community involvement in business enterprises associated with mangrove trekking.

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SMS messages and religion: Campaigning to protect grouper fisheries through local user rights

(July 15, 2013)   -   WCS surveys found a 30% decline in the abundance of all grouper species during that period. With new regulations on gears and species in place.

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Bringing the sharks back: Groundwork for elasmobranch regulations in Aceh

(July 15, 2013)   -   The fins are sold to traders who then trade them on to Medan for export, about 430 km south-west of Banda Aceh.

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