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Establish and Scale-up Atauro Island Marine Protected Area, Timor-Leste
Grantee Name: 
Coral Triangle Center Foundation
HOTSPOT
Wallacea
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$170,410
DATES
Jun 2017
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Sep 2019
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Wallacea
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$170,410
DATES
Jun 2017
-
Sep 2019

The Coral Triangle Center (CTC) is working on Atauro Island, off the coast of Dili in Timor-Leste. The waters surrounding this island have among the most intact fisheries and coral reefs and highest biodiversity in the entire archipelago. CTC is working with local partners to create a series of five marine protected areas (MPA) surrounding the island and to create a functioning MPA network. As part of this effort, CTC is undertaking a large awareness campaign to sensitize local communities to the value of their marine resources.

Strategic Direction: 4 Strengthen community-based action to protect marine species and sites