We are part of a partnership of conservation scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers, led by WWF that has developed simple yet rigorous monitoring systems for documenting and explaining the variation in MPA performance in Eastern Indonesia. In the Sunda-Banda Seascape (SBS), we monitor the human well-being impacts of seven MPAs, as well as the characteristics of marine resource governance.
The SBS contains high diversity and densities of coral and fish species, and also provides critical habitats and migration routes for many charismatic species like sea turtles and cetaceans. These natural resources serve as a primary source of livelihoods and support the food security of millions of coastal communities and are at risk from a number of anthropogenic threats.
Read more about the Sunda-Banda Seascape on the Marine Conservation Evidence website.