Developing an effectively managed and resilient network of protected areas in Lesser Sunda Ecoregion
01/13 - 06/17
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The project supports the development of a network of marine protected areas (MPAs), improved land-use planning on the part of the Indonesian provincial and district governments and effective fisheries management. The objective is to preserve ecosystems along the coastlines of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, already threatened by overfishing, pollution, non-sustainable coastal zone development and climate change. The project is to take stock of the condition of the marine protected area in the Savu Sea, set up monitoring systems, conduct studies into various fishing methods and the resulting by-catch and question relevant actors about the MPA. It also trains decision-makers and other actors on how best to exploit this new data and information. In order to promote sustainable fisheries, the project advises on creating stronger market incentives and formulating appropriate strategies and regulations. This also contributes to food security in the region.