July 29, 2013

Glogal Tiger"s Day Medan

Harimau Sumatera Terancam Punah MedanBisnis – Medan. Harimau Sumatera merupakan subspesies harimau terakhir yang tersisa di Indonesia, setelah harimau Bali dan Jawa dinyatakan punah oleh International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Populasi harimau Sumatera semakin terancam oleh p...

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July 15, 2013

Are we there yet? Assessing MPA effectiveness in Indonesia

Stuart Campbell: Science is based on testing hypotheses and retesting these until we get close to some sort of evidence that a particular theory works or not.  So if we tell people living in coastal communities, who depend on fish for food and income every day, that there is evidence from far ...

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July 15, 2013

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

Tasrif Kartawijaya:  Communities in the Gili Islands have backed a zoning system that sets aside about 22% of the coral reef habitats as No Take Areas.  Facilitated by WCS and the Gili Island Management Authority (BKKPN satker Gili Matra), the public consultation meetings on the draft man...

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July 15, 2013

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

Stuart Campbell and Jambul: Lombok, an island located directly east of Bali in Indonesia is inhabited by 4 million people, many relying on subsistence farming and fishing for their livelihoods. About 2 hours southeast of Lombok’s new international airport, lies a coastal hideaway nestled ...

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July 15, 2013

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

Tasrif Kartawijaya: 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 and Sumbawa from January to March 2013. The study aimed to identify potential sites, partners and the political will to strengt...

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July 15, 2013

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

Tasrif Kartawijaya: 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 trekk...

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July 15, 2013

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

Irfan Yulianto: Rallying the support of religious and village community groups, and leveraging the ubiquity of mobile phones, WCS and the Karimunjawa National Park Authority have launched a campaign to reduce fishing pressure on 3 species of grouper: Plectropomus areolatus, Ephinephelus fuscogu...

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July 15, 2013

Bringing the sharks back: Groundwork for elasmobranch regulations in Aceh

Ahmad Mukminin: It is not quite 10 a.m. on a typical fishing day in Aceh, and Muhajir and his crew prepare to go out to sea to check if there are sharks caught on their longlines. Today, they are in luck: a medium size Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas) has been caught. As the fin price for Bull ...

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