20 May '12, 3pm

In #Indonesia IUCN is helping local communities to restore and sustainably manage their coastal resources #conservation

Story: Reviving nature's bounty in Indonesia 14 May 2012 | News story In Indonesia IUCN is helping local communities to restore and sustainably manage their coastal resources and this is leading to improved livelihoods for many. Straddling three provinces—North Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi and Gorontalo—and 14 districts, Tomini Bay covers a vast area of approximately 59,500 km². At least 100,000 coastal people from various ethnic groups directly depend on the Bay’s resources for food and income. Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR . But the pressures on Tomini Bay’s ecosystem are immense and include water pollution and sedimentation, mining, destructive fishing, clearing of mangroves to build fish ponds and for timber and fuelwood, and coral ‘mining’. In 1998 IUCN helped develop an agreement that was signed by the three provincial governors for the ‘Sustainable Strategic Dev...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/focus/shaking_things_up_in_...

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