WHY IS IT IMPORTANT ?
The data is collected on behalf of our partners and aids their research on an international basis, while also highlighting our own aims around the Gili Islands and the marine conservation. Partnered with our other projects, including the Baited Remote Underwater Video, Photographic Identification and Roving Survey Dives projects, we use the collective data and results to change to parameters of the Gili Matra Marine reserve to create a more effective local marine management strategy.
Our goal is, that this leads to new regulations for no-fishing zones and limiting tourist access to critical habitats including breading grounds, nurseries and congregation areas to maintain and regrow identified target zones throughout the reserve. Marine protection is one of our biggest concerns to secure all underwater species and corals around the Gili Islands.
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