Marine Conservation

Marine conservation 

 

Coral Triangle Day 9th June 2012.

This is what people in Labuan Bajo are doing to prepare that festive day.

Please join in whereever you are and help protect our oceans !

 

 

The oceans and seas are under threat because of pollution, depletion of marine life, ocean acidification and climate change. 

 

In 2011 the World Resources Institute published the report Reefs at Risk Revisited, a detailed assessment of the status of and threats to the world's coral reefs. 

 

"Under the Reefs at Risk Revisited project, WRI and its partners have developed a new,  This information is intended to raise awareness about the location and severity of threats to coral reefs. These results can also catalyze opportunities for changes in policy and practice that could safeguard coral reefs and the benefits they provide to people for future generations. 

 

Coral reefs, the "rain forests of the sea,” are among the most biologically rich and productive ecosystems on earth. They also provide valuable ecosystem benefits to millions of coastal people. They are important sources of food and income, serve as nurseries for commercial fish species, attract divers and

snorkelers from around the world, generate the sand on tourist beaches, and protect shorelines from the ravages of storms.

 

However, coral reefs face a wide and intensifying array of threats—including impacts from overfishing, coastal development, agricultural runoff, and shipping. In addition, the global threat of climate change has begun to compound these more local threats to coral reefs in multiple ways. Warming seas have already caused widespread damage to reefs, with high temperatures driving a stress response called coral

bleaching, where corals lose their colorful symbiotic algae, exposing their white skeletons. This is projected to intensify in coming decades.

 

In addition, increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are slowly causing the world's oceans to become more acidic. Ocean acidification reduces coral growth rates and, if unchecked, could reduce their ability to maintain their physical structure. With this combination of local threats plus global threats from warming and acidification, reefs are increasingly susceptible to disturbance or damage from storms, infestations, and diseases. Such degradation is typified by reduced areas of living coral, increased algal cover, reduced species diversity, and lower fish abundance.

Despite widespread recognition that coral reefs around the world are seriously threatened, information regarding which threats affect which reefs is limited, hampering conservation efforts. Researchers have studied only a small percentage of the world's reefs; an even smaller percentage have been monitored over time using consistent and rigorous methods.

 

The World Resources Institute's Reefs at Risk series was initiated in 1998 to help fill this knowledge gap by developing an understanding of the location and spread of threats to coral reefs worldwide, as well as illustrating the links between human activities, human livelihoods, and coral reef ecosystems.

With this knowledge, it becomes much easier to set an effective agenda for reef conservation. 

 

Reefs at Risk Revisited is a project of the World Resources Institute (WRI), developed and implemented in close collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the WorldFish Center, the International Coral Reef Action Network (ICRAN), the United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), and the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN).

Many other government agencies, international organizations, research institutions, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and initiatives provided scientific guidance, contributed data, and reviewed results." 

 

Source: Reefs at Risk Revisited    To read the full report click here

 

Are you a responsable diver ?      Tool for diving operators

 

 

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News/Berita 




Report Eco Flores Conference IV 
October 2015 Ruteng, Manggarai

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Brosur Eco Flores Bahasa Indonesia 



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Connected at
Platform Indonesia untuk Pencegahan 
dan Pengelolaan Limbah 
Indonesian Platform for Prevention and 
Management of Waste
Cross-sector stakeholder connection

Eco Flores is represented 
by Marta Muslin Tulis


    
            
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Flores Homestay Network mentioned in
                     
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Video impression Eco Flores Conference IV

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Eco Flores Ambassador USA:
Kornelya Wells-Agus
kornelyawells@aol.com

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Eco Flores online brochure
               

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Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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Tentative program 
Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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September 2015 -
Komodo Eagle logo for 
collaborations Flores and
USA



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March 2015 - 
established multi-stakeholder 
collaboration for capacity 
building and connecting 
Lembata to the network 
Eco Floresta



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Connecting for education

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"When you visit Indonesia please 
contribute to our environment 
by using a refillable water bottle"


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Responsible Tourism
Flores is listed on the 



Eco Flores contributes with 
the development 




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Eco Flores Newsletter 2014
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‘What is the right type of tourism 

development for 

Flores’s sustainable future?’ 


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Report Eco Flores Conference III
16 to 18 October 2014
Maumere, Sikka


Print version available on request

nina@ecoflores.org


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Progress for sustainability 


Eco Flores initiated 
a multi-stakeholder meeting to take place 
on 9 December 2014 
at Ministry of Tourism Indonesia with the goal : 
To establish a shared vision about What is the 
right type of tourism development for 
Flores’s sustainable future? and 
To initiate stakeholder collaboration for 
Collective Impact. 
Participating organisations: 
Ayo Indonesia - Burung Indonesia - DMO - 
Eco Flores Foundation - Indecon - ReefCheck - 
SwissContact - Yayasan Komodo Kita 
Wetlands Indonesia - WWF

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Are you planning to visit Flores ?

Please read and share - 
You can support development of 
Flores Mountainbike Trail

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WORKSHOP 
14 to 17 July in Leda, Ruteng
for info:
nina@ecoflores.org 



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Green Indonesia 
workshops May 2014

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Temporary Website

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Newsletter December 2013

Link

 

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From 26 to 29 September 2012 

we hosted the first Eco Flores  

Congress in Labuan Bajo

 

 

Report on Eco Flores Congress 2012

 

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About Eco Flores Congress 2012 

and how Eco Flores evolved video

 

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Participants at Eco Flores Congress I 

and their commitment

 

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New Zealand Flores

Collaboration

Australia Flores

Collaboration 

 

Netherlands Flores

Collaboration