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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Posted in: Marine


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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Mutualism in action: How WCS promoted co-management and incentives to boost marine biodiversity in Karimunjawa

(July 15, 2013)   -   WCS facilitated a set of incentives-based conservation agreements between the national park authority and local fishers.

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