Aceh Police Arrest Two for Endangered Wildlife Trade

(January 21, 2014) Thejakartaglobe : Aceh Police on Friday confiscated eight specimens of protected wildlife that had been preserved by two men to be sold to a collectors, a local police official said. Speaking at a press conference in Banda Aceh on Monday, the director of the special crimes unit of the Aceh Police, Sr. Comr. Joko Irwanto announced the arrests of the two individuals, identified as M., 33, and M.M., 38, who were residents from the Central Aceh district. Joko said the animals seized include two Su...

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Posted in: Terrestrial


Kota Sabang Kembali Menerima Anugrah Terkait Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil

(December 18, 2013)   -   Pada tanggal 17 Desember 2013, Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (Kemen KP) untuk pertama kalinya menyelenggarakan penghargaan di bidang pengelolaan kawasan konservasi perairan. Penghargaan yang diberi nama E-KKP3K Award atau Efektivitas pengelolaan Kawasan Konservasi Perairan, Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil ini selanjutnya akan menjadi agenda 2 tahunan Kemen KP

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How Karimunjawa National Park turned from a leaky ship to a model fishery

(November 17, 2013)   -   As recently as 2004, Karimunjawa National Park was considered as a ‘paper’ park with grim prospects for improvement. Almost 10 years later, Dr. Stuart Campbell revisits the changes that have turned this protected area off the coast of Java into a growing success story.

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Driven to Protect: A family conflict bred from protecting a Sulawesi marine sanctuary

(November 12, 2013)   -   Just off from Bahoi village in North Sulawesi, locals are used to a familiar sight: a middle-aged man setting out using his small motorboat to maintain, clean and repair the marker buoys that delineate the boundary of the village’s 10-hectare sanctuary. But this commitment has not come without sacrifices.

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A sanctuary revived: North Sulawesi LMMA Network - Lihunu Village

(November 12, 2013)   -   In the small hamlet of Lihunu, North Sulawesi, the story goes that dugongs shed tears—and it is this human-like trait that has earned them respect and empathy from locals. But what also sets Lihunu, a village of some 1,300 souls located on Bangka Island apart from others is a decision by the community to protect its coral reefs, seagrass beds, dugong, dolphins, turtles and whales with the establishment of a Marine Sanctuary in 2003. After a management hiatus, WCS is now helping to revive t...

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From meatball to symbol of pride: Raising sharks awareness in schools and villages

(November 10, 2013)   -   The waters surrounding Aceh Province’s Weh Island, at the northernmost tip of the island of Sumatra, supports large shark and ray populations. There are no regulations on shark fisheries in these waters and awareness of the need to protect shark species from overfishing and possible local extinction is very low. So WCS turned to a movie to make the case for shark conservation.

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Getting to 20 million: New WCS research aims to complete Indonesia’s MPA quiltwork

(November 08, 2013)   -    

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Surf, Lobster and Tuna: Lombok’s Bumbang Bay to Become Recreational Park

(November 07, 2013)   -   Lombok’s southern coast unfolds across a string ofcoves and bays where a diverse range of interests converge: aquaculture,surfing, diving and fishing among others. Unchecked, the expansion of theseactivities could threaten the ecological integrity of the region. But WCS has aplan.

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