Karimunjawa Marine National Park, commonly reffered to as the jewel of the Java Sea, is 111.625 ha of colourful coral reefs and long stretching sandy beaches.
It is centre of the Java seascape providing important nesting sites for migratory turtles and is an important link between the western and eastern marine eco-regions of Indonesia
Key threats to the marine environment include uncontrolled fishing activities within the park, destruction of corals reefs through overfishing and destructive practice (eg.cyanide fishing)
At WCS our unique approach is to blend community based approaches with quality scientific Investigation to deliver conservation outcomes for Indonesia marine conservation
The main activities of marine conservation in Karimunjawa: Assist communities in developing alternative livelihood projects, Strengthening community and institutional support for marine resource management, Increase capacity of national park staff, Improving eduaction and awareness of marine protected area management, Ecological and socio-economic impact assessment (e.g. overfishing, climate events) in coral reef ecosystem.
Production : Gekko Studio - WCS-Indonesia Marine Program@2011