The little-known country’s new reserve is part of a global order in which indigenous peoples are increasingly claiming rights to manage their traditional lands.
So far, this project has kept nearly 40,000 pounds — the equivalent of 2.5 dump trucks — of sediment from damaging the reef below.
The latest post in our “Gender + Conservation” blog series.
By certifying more divers on this Pacific island, we’re helping local people build skills that could benefit both them and the ocean.
CI’s Greg Stone gives a firsthand account of storm damage in the island nation — and explains why it’s a harbinger of things to come.
After watching our film, the community members spoke as one, calling for even greater protection of Raja Ampat’s waters.
On World Wildlife Day, learn how this important issue is finally getting the recognition it needs.
Too often, protected areas seem to pit conservation goals against the needs of local people, leading inevitably to conflict.
From local police to the president himself, Indonesia is cracking down on the illegal capture of its valuable marine life.
A CI Indonesia staffer gains insight into community-based conservation on her first trip to China.