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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, North Maluku, and Aceh 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 are collected to ensure both social and ecological benefits can be measured and tracked.
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
  • Marine Spatial Planning
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
  • No take marine protected area
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
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
Local communities Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies (Philanthropic organization) USAID SEAA (civilian foreign aid) Vibrant Oceans (Philanthropic organization) Paradise Foundation Philanthropic organization)
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Kate Holmes, Senior Marine Technical Advisor, kholmes@wcs.org,
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