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Managing and conserving Indonesia's rich marine coastal biodiversity through MPAs
by Wildlife Conservation Society (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Helping to develop 500,000 ha of new MPAs in West Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi and North Maluku provinces, contributing to the Indonesian government's own commitment of reaching 20,000,000 ha by 2020.

WCS approaches MPA development through a collaborative process with local communities and local government agencies. Ecological and socioeconomic baseline data is collected to ensure both social and ecological benefits can be measured and tracked.
Progress reports
December 2020
New and expanded MPAs in 3 provinces in Indonesia by 2020
Other, please specify
Funding support
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2020
Wildlife Conservation Society (NGO) Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies (Philanthropic organization) MacArthur Foundation, (Philanthropic organization) Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Kenneth Kassem, Marine Advisor, WCS Indonesia, kkassem@wcs.org, 00628111979559
Bogor, Indonesia
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