The Pantar Strait and Surrounding Sea Marine Protected Area (SAP) in Alor Regency is one of the marine protected areas that has been established by the Indonesian Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries through the Decree of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Number 35/KEPMEN-KP/2015 with an area of 276,693.38 hectares. This area is one of the centers of marine biodiversity in the Sunda Banda Seascape. Alor is also a migration route for charismatic biota such as sea turtles and marine mammals including whales, dolphins and dugongs.
WWF-Indonesia is committed to supporting the effective management of the East Flores Regional Conservation Area (MPA) through the initiation of a partnership between the East Flores MPA Management Organization Unit (SUOP): Branch Office of the Marine and Fisheries Service of NTT Province in Lembata, East Flores and Sikka Regencies, East Flores Regency Government and the community in order to protect and sustainably utilize the habitat and population of reef sharks in Pledo Village.
West Manggarai Regency has 7,052.97 km² waters, including the Komodo National Park area, have high marine biodiversity. The beauty of the underwater world and marine biota is an important asset that supports the tourism economy. Tourists come to Labuan Bajo, not only curious about this ancient animal, but also want to dive to see sharks, manta rays, and the beauty of coral reefs.
Based on KEPMEN KP No. 94, 95, and 96 of 2021. Sawu Sea National Marine Park (TNP) is designated as a Marine Protected Area with an area of 3.5 million ha. Sawu Sea NP is a National Marine Protected Area managed by the Kupang Marine Protected Area Center (BKKPN).
Maluku Barat Daya is the youngest regency in Maluku Province that borders directly with Timor Leste and Australia, with 89% of its area is sea. Through the Decree of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia in 2022, 3 conservation areas have been established in Southwest Maluku Regency, precisely in the Damer District, Mdona Hiera District, and Romang District with a total area of 943,762.08 hectares.
Yamdena is the largest island in the Tanimbar Islands. This conservation area has been legally established through KP Ministerial Decree No.3 of 2022. The Tanimbar Islands Regency TPK has an area of 312,296.28 hectares. Most of the areas in the Tanimbar Islands TPK are turtle migration areas, especially waters with dense seagrass ecosystems. In this area, there are 4 types of clams out of 7 types of clams in Indonesia, namely hole clams (Tridacna crocea), large clams (Tridacna maxima), hawksbill clams (Tridacna squamosa), and giant clams (Tridacna gigas).
Kei Kecil Conservation Area located in Southeast Maluku Regency is the first regional conservation area (KKD) in Maluku province which has been established through the Decree of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia Number 6/Kepmen-KP/2016. This area has an area of 150,000 hectares. This area is also intended to protect feeding and migration areas for 4 species of sea turtles, namely leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriace), green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) as well as migration routes and marine mammal habitats.
Koon Island Marine Protected Area (MPA) located in Gorom Sub-district, East Seram Regency, Maluku Province is one of the areas in SBS covering an area of 8,161.8 ha. This area is known as a spawning site for grouper and snapper. In addition, the local community is highly dependent on marine resources as the main livelihood. To preserve the ecosystem in this area, WWF-Indonesia initiated a Marine Conservation Agreement (MCA) with Petuanan Adat Kataloka to manage an area of 2,537.6 ha.
North Buru Island has a community that has been consuming sea turtle eggs since the 1960s. WWF-Indonesia collaborated with the Wamlana Village government to initiate the Turtle Nesting Coastal Monitoring Activity on Buru Island, which began by increasing understanding and awareness of turtle protection to the local community.
Wakatobi Regency is a regency that is part of Southeast Sulawesi Province. Wakatobi Regency is an archipelago consisting of four largest islands namely: Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia and Binongko. The name of the island is then used as an acronym for the name of Wakatobi Regency. Wakatobi has an area consisting of 97% sea and 3% land.
Sawai Village, Central Maluku Regency is one of the places where we formed the Toha Putih Community Supervisory Group (Pokmaswas). The formation of this group is in order to provide additional understanding and capacity to community representatives who live within the conservation area.