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Establishment of Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Tatoareng Subdistrict, Kepulauan Sangihe District, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia

One of the activities of CTI-SEA project is the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). One of the project's aims is to increase the resilience of marine ecosystems and improve the socioeconomic condition of Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. This effort will create networks of MPAs in the CT3 particularly in the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion and will help achieve an effective biodiversity management of 20 million hectares by 2020. The objective of the study is to determine the status of the biophysical and socioeconomic conditions of the communities involved for the establishment of marine protected areas. The coral reef condition in the Tatoareng Subdistrict was classified as poor to fair, while reef fish condition was high in terms of species richness and abundance relative to the other sites studied.

3589: Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle-Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA)

09 Dec 2017


Coastal Management