Over the last two years, with technical assistance from The Nature Conservancy through the USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) Project, MMAF developed a series of documents to provide scientific advice for managers and field practitioners regarding how to design MPAs and MPA Networks to benefit both people and nature in Indonesia.
- The first document is A Guide, Framework and Example: Designing Marine Protected Areas and Marine Protected Area Networks to Benefit People and Nature in Indonesia
- The second document is Biophysical Criteria: Designing Marine Protected Areas and Marine Protected Area Networks to Benefit People and Nature in Indonesia.
- The third document is Manual Pelatihan: untuk Merancang Kawasan Konservasi Perairan dan Jaringan Kawasan Konservasi Perairan di Indonesia (only available in Bahasa Indonesia)
The scientific advice provided in these documents has already been used to design MPAs and MPA Networks to protect biodiversity, enhance fisheries and support sustainable community livelihoods and traditional cultures at regional, provincial and local scales in Indonesia including:
- Designing a network of MPAs for each of the three SEA Project focal provinces (West Papua, Maluku and North Maluku Provinces) using participatory expert mapping.
- Designing a Network of Marine Protected Areas for Fisheries Management Area 715 and Six Associated Provinces.
- Developing, reviewing and refining zoning plans for 14 of the 15 MPAs supported by the SEA Project in their three focal provinces in FMA715.
The process for developing the MPA network design for FMA 715 can be replicated at the national scale to refine priority areas for new MPAs towards achieving Indonesia’s goal of establishing an additional 10 million hectares of MPAs by 2030. This process requires accumulation of baseline data so that selected sites are known to meet the basic criteria for becoming a MPA. In addition, this process and the results can guide improved designs for individual MPAs as well as MPA networks so that future outcomes are more robust and so that MPA effectiveness is improved in Indonesia.
For more information contact:
- Alan White Email: Alan.White@SEA-Indonesia.org
- Rudyanto Email: Rudyanto.Rudyanto@SEA-Indonesia.org
- Yusuf Fajariyanto Email: email@example.com
- Alison Green Email: firstname.lastname@example.org