Exploitation of corals in Indonesia

This project examined the exploitations, trade and management of corals in Indonesia. Spanning an area of between 50 000 km 2 to 100 000 km 2 , coral reefs are one of Indonesia’s most important natural resources. Unfortunately, several factors threaten the viability of coral reefs in Indonesia. One of these is the extraction of hard corals that form the backbone of the reef.

This project was funded by TRAFFIC South East Asia. The TRAFFIC Network is an international organisation that acts as the wildlife trade-monitoring program of The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and The World Conservation Union (IUCN). TRAFFIC’s purpose is to help ensure that wildlife trade is at sustainable levels and in accordance with domestic and international laws and agreements. For more information on the TRAFFIC Network visit their Web site at www.traffic.org