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.
They are great for carbon absorption and offer huge economic values for local communities because they provide habitat for fish, also their fruits can be used to make jam, syrup and chips.
1.2 hectares of the regency’s area have been designated as a Marine Protected Area (MPA), making Anambas one of the largest conservation areas in Indonesia.
Organisms that live in the benthic zone are called benthos, the term itself comes from the Greek word meaning “depth of sea.”
Should humans be scared of sharks and rays? Or should these marine animals fear us? Sharks do look scary with their menacing teeth and stares, and rays with their whip-like tails. But despite their intimidating appearances these two animals actually do not like to bother humans, let alone thinking of us as their prey.
A busy first few months of 2021 marked the start of a new chapter for us here at the Foundation; in 2021, we are getting back to full speed to make up for the lost time due to the pandemic. What an exciting year for us as we have a line-up of new plans, strategies, activities and programs.
What are corals? You see them in tropical ocean waters, they come in may shapes and forms, they are colorful and home to about 25 percent of all marine creatures.
Sea urchins are classified as Phylum echinodermata and they are close relatives of starfish and sea cucumber.
Reef Health Monitoring (RHM) activity is part of our marine conservation program and has been regularly held once a year since 2019 in Bawah Island and surrounding areas.
Diving can be divided into two types based on its purposes: recreational or scientific diving.