Ridge-to-reef conservation and sustainable livelihoods in Raj Ampat
FFI - Fauna and Flora International
Host Country Institutions:
KSDAE Directorate General for Nature Resources and Ecosystem Conservation, Yayasan Nazaret, idGuides, OroVerde - The Tropical Forest Foundation
The project will establish collaborative management of Raja Ampat’s terrestrial protected areas, alongside a ridge-to-reef approach to reduce land-based impacts to surrounding marine protected areas (MPAs). Biodiversity values will be integrated into regional development plans and MPAs embedded into the island landscape/seascape. Indigenous communities will benefit from diversified, sustainable livelihoods.
Decreased threats to marine and terrestrial biodiversity in Misool and Waigeo nature reserves and the dugong habitat in Misool seascape, alongside increased well-being among at least 300 indigenous households