December 18, 2013

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

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-Pu...

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November 17, 2013

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

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.  At a recent...

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November 12, 2013

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

Sonny Taswidjaya:  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 commitm...

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November 10, 2013

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

Ahmad Mukminin:   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 ...

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November 08, 2013

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

Yudi Herdiana : A new study by WCS identifies more than 4.5 million hectares of potential Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that can help the Indonesian Government to achieve its target of establishing 20million hectares of MPAs by 2020. The study is partof the USAID-MPAG program for Indonesia, th...

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November 07, 2013

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

Tasrif Kartawijaya : Lombok’s southern coast unfolds across a string of coves and bays where a diverse range of interests converge: aquaculture, surfing, diving and fishing among others. Unchecked, the expansion of these activities could threaten the ecological integrity of theregion. But...

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November 07, 2013

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

Efin Muttaqin: It’s not 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 the area. But this is what recently happened in Indonesia’s Karimunjawa National Park (Java), pointing to a possible...

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October 17, 2013

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

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.  Mr Solikun try to drove away the whale...

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