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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Posted in: Marine


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

(November 08, 2013)   -    

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Posted in: Marine


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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Posted in: Marine


Whalesharks on the comeback? WCS helps release unexpected whale shark from net in marine park off Java

(November 07, 2013)   -   It’snot every day that fishermen catch the world’s largest fish in their nets. It is even more unusual when that fish has ceased to be common in thearea. Butthis is what recently happened in Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park (Java), pointing to a possible comeback of whalesharks in the area.

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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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Glogal Tiger"s Day Medan

Glogal Tiger"s Day Medan
(July 29, 2013) 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 perburuan dan perdagangan ilegal bagian tubuh harimau Sumatera. Di saat yang sama, konflik dengan manusia semakin tinggi terkait pembukaan hutan.  Hal tersebut terungkap dalam acara Global Tiger'...

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Posted in: Terrestrial


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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Posted in: Marine


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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Posted in: Marine


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