Coral reef management and conservation

Project name:

Sea Sanctuaries

Project purpose:

Coral reef management and conservation

Project activities:

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • habitat restoration/management

  • scuba diving

Marine

Indonesia

South-East Asia

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Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

800

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy​

  • publishes work

Accommodation:

Liveaboard

Requirements:

Facilities:

food included, accommodation included, electricity, western toilets,

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Your time with us will be spent diving – conducting marine life surveys to collect invaluable base line data – as well as helping with community projects. There’s time to explore the islands, hike through jungle terrain, visit sacred lakes or kayak around Secret Bay. And if, like us, you just can’t get enough of the reefscapes we make time for fun dives too.

Blast and cyanide fishing has had a devastating effect on the seascape and although illegal, these destructive practices still occur sporadically. Over fishing is causing the marine life populations to dwindle as the delicate balance of the food chain is disturbed. We’re working closely with local communities and been working with the local government to set up No Take Zones (NTZs) in the area to help protect the reefs and encourage re-population. The result of this effort is two NTZs, totaling almost 70,000 hectares, in the Raja Ampat area. 

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