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Shore Protection and Coral Reef Restoration In Pungu Island, Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
by Yayasan Karang Lestari Teluk Pemuteran (Pemuteran Bay Coral Protection Foundation) (Civil society organization)
Pungu Island is one of several islands near Komodo National Park. Most of the island here are destinations of endemic species of Indonesia, Komodo Dragon, or breathtaking panoramic above and underwater view. Similar to many coral reef issues in Indonesia, there were destructive fishing using dynamite in the past which damage most of the coral reefs. The bombing also destroy the barrier reef in Pungu Island. Without the reef, the waves are hitting the beach sand and the sand move freely cause unstable situation to other locations such as mangrove areas or back to the sea. In just one year in 2017, the erosion has gone worse, where the mangroves are falling apart and so the buildings constructed on the island
Pemuteran Bay Coral Protection Foundation has established expert team, Biorock Indonesia, to lead coral reef and marine restoration effort in Pungu Island, partnering with Atlas Pearls and Perfume.


Wave Breaker
Wave breaker mimicking the barrier reef using Biorock technology will be installed to reduce the wave strength naturally. The Wave breaker will also attract coral larvae to settle and grow when the water permits. Wave Breaker will also grow back the beach which previously eroded to the sea.

Coral Reef Restoration
Coral Reef in the area also will be restored for long term protection. Coral Reef Restoration using Biorock technology will be installed in the island. The effort will focus in training of native and local employees so they could transfer the message to other community members regarding coral reef restoration and wave breaker.
Progress reports
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
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Other (please specify): Coral Reef Restoration
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 fisheries
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
December 2019
Protect shoreline and restore beach
December 2019
Install Pilot project of coral reef restoration
June 2018
Setup local restoration team for coral reef and shore protection
Staff / Technical expertise
Experts of Community Participation, Shore Protection, Coral Reef Restoration, and Marine Biology from Biorock Indonesia
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2018 - December 2030
Yayasan Karang Lestari Teluk Pemuteran, Biorock Indonesia, Atlas Pearls and Perfume, UNDP Equator Initiative
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Tasya Karissa Prawita, Mrs, karanglestaribali@gmail.com, +62 857 1829 5698
Bali, Indonesia
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