CORAL CONSERVATION

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The Coral Triangle is known for its richness of marine life and with its close proximity, the Anambas Islands are also endowed with exceptional marine biodiversity.

 

To date 240 species of reef fish have been recorded from its south-eastern reefs but there is a paucity of information on other reef organisms such as the hard corals. Our Marine Conservation team has so  far built 16 coral nurseries, growing a total of 500 coral fragments, submerged 48 hexadomes and 140 coral spiders in Kiabu and Bawah Island.

Our annual Reef Health Monitoring is held in close coordination with the marine park authority. The output consists of important data like coral cover percentage, coral resilience, coral fish population, coral fish diversity, biomass, and megabenthos.

Did you know?

The Coral Triangle is a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
It contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each eco-region. There are more coral reef species here than anywhere else on Earth. Six of the world’s seven sea turtle species live here. It’s a 6-million km2 ecosystem that sustains economies and supports more than 100 million people.