Nusa Dua is an area in the southern part of Bali, Indonesia, known as an enclave of large 5-star resorts. It is located 22 kilometers from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and administered under South Kuta District. Nusa Dua, including other important areas coasts and seas of Tanjung Benoa, Ungasan, and Uluwatu, situated in the south of Bali are a part of Coral Triangle, is known as a highest diverse coastal and oceanic cetacean habitat (Kahn, 2005), rich with marine ecosystem, species diversity, as well as Balinese cultural heritage. The resources provide benefits for the local community through tourism, fisheries, and seaweed culture, and places for rituals of Balinese culture and religious.
The marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs, in this region are under serious threats from pollution and sedimentation, coastal development, unfriendly marine tourism activities, and coral bleaching. Since 2009, Nusa Dua Reef Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Nusa Dua, Bali collaborated with local stakeholders initiated a coral reefs conservation in Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. The project including coral rehabilitation and a local marine managed area. A total of 216 artificial reefs structures have been placed and thousands of coral have been transplanted in underwater of Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa. However, rehabilitation of damaged reefs after coral bleaching and it's management through locally marine manage area is ever more needed. Funding for this project is huge and therefore we initiated a sustainable financing mechanism of "Inaya Marine Conservation Program" in 2016, a partnership among Nusa Dua Reef Foundation with Inaya Putri Bali, a five star hotel located in Nusa Dua, Bali and Pokmaswas Yasa Segara Bengiat (a community surveillance group) of Benoa District, Badung Regency, Bali.
The Inaya Marine Conservation Program consists of an Adopt A Coral and Marine Sustainable Conservation Financing (drop box). The goals are to support coral & giant clam conservation, giving an opportunity for individuals, groups or corporates to be aware of the conservation and promoting awareness of coral reefs and giant clam conservation along with environmental and social benefits. The collected funds will be used for operational costs of Coral & giant clam garden, capacity building, including training, research, data collection, and monitoring, restocking coral & giant clam, and developing two locally marine manage area of Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa, Bali.
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
- Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
- Locally or community managed marine areas
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
- Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
USD 100,000 funds are collected from Marine Sustainable Conservation Financing (drop box) and Adopt a Coral
2000 adopters collected from Adopt a Coral, 1000 artificial structure, 10000 hard coral fragments are transplanted, 1000 restocking giant clams, and 1000 artificial reefs are placed underwater
A 10 hectars of damaged coral reefs are rehabilitated.
A locally marine manage area of Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua, Bali are declared.
Artificial reefs, coral & giant clams, a boat, dive & snorkeling gears, computers, etc.
Staff / Technical expertise
Needs staff/technical expertice to support research, monitoring, and data collection, as well as training capacity building.