Karimunjawa National Park area is a conservation area designated in 2011, located 201 km in northern Semarang. The area consists of 22 islands of 110.117,30 ha waters area and 1.507,70 ha land area with the total 111.625 ha. This national park becomes really essentials for the natives since it is an important fisheries resources and critical habitat for key fish species in Karimunjawa and Java Sea in general.
What We Do
Within more than ten years supporting the area and fisheries management in Karimunjawa National Park, WCS Indonesia Marine Program’s activity in Karimunjawa started with ecological research in 2003. We have succeeded in developing ecological data baseline, social-economy, level of compliance, and reef fish fisheries in this conservation area. The data and information is essential for the government, decision maker and society in formulating policy and area planning, as well as a strong reference for consultancy process between parties in the National Park’s rezone in 2005 & 2012.
The main activities of WCS-IP in Karimunjawa are:
a. Increase the management’s capacity in managing the area. The targets are National Park’s staff, provincial and regency Marine and Fisheries Department, local communities, students and village officials.
b. Increase fisheries management through education, training and research.
c. Facilitate related partners on national park area management such as government officials (Karimunjawa National Park, Marine and Fisheries Department, Planning & Development Agency) with NGO & community.