We created KELAUT with the goal of providing education to schoolchildren about ecosystems and conservation works to preserve and restore the Anambas Islands.
A new initiative by the Marine Conservation team was launched in 2023 called Guardians of the Anambas Seas. Just as the name suggests, this initiative is a training program for the youths of Anambas Islands to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to become future marine conservationists. Supported by PADI Aware Foundation Community...
Updates and highlights of our work from May to August 2022.
Marine conservation team discovered a sunken fishing ship in Kiabu seas
To celebrate the annual World Ocean Day that falls on June 8, this year we and the LOKA KKPN Pekanbaru held a three-day event in Kiabu Village for the schoolchildren in Kiabu Village. The event was an extension of our KELAUT (Nature and Marine Class) activity under the Marine Conservation program that aims to educate...
The first term of 2022 was filled with many changes, both in our programs and in our team. Here are the highlights of the first four months of 2022.
March was a rather exciting month for us, the marine conservation team, as it was the month when we had our second annual Reef Health Monitoring (RHM). Compared to the first RHM, there were a few improvements made this year, both as a team and for myself.
Several important reasons why sharks are not to be killed and consumed.
This past year of living on a remote island has taught me a lot, not just about marine conservation but also working alongside local island communities.
There are many different variations of marine debris we have discovered to date, ranging from food wrappers, plastic bottles to styrofoam, some are even decades old. We quite often also find discarded nets, fishing gears and life vests that have been left abandoned in the ocean by irresponsible fishermen.