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Reef Check Indonesia 2008 Summary
In 2008, Reef Check Indonesia continued its coral reef monitoring work and expanded its public education and awareness program. They categorized their work into three areas (pillars) that form a synergetic relationship: Education and Awareness, Conservation Science and Technology, and Joint Management.
Education and Awareness:
Reef Check Indonesia also launched two websites this year: Goblue, a public webportal about marine conservation, and Mycleanreef, to promote a clean reef through individual solid waste management. Both websites are in Bahasa, the national language.
Reef Check Indonesia is also working together with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to develop and test an underwater guide for megafauna. Testing is expected to start this month.
Together with CORAL, Reef Check Indonesia has also started work at Misool Raja Ampat and Bali to develop coral reef sustainable destination (CRSD) sites. They are currently working on stakeholder mapping before full implementation in 2009. This collaboration will also facilitate the expansion of the Reef Check EcoAction program.
Conservation Science and Technology:
Reef Check Indonesia’s Ten Year Survey Report was also released this year. The English version can be downloaded here.