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INDONESIA

 

Project Title:

Marine Biodiversity Loss in Spermonde Islands, Sulawesi, Indonesia: Assessing Capacity and Impacts of Destructive Fishing Practices

Study Leader:

Dr. Arief Wicaksono
International Marinelife Alliance-Indonesia

The study was conducted in Spermonde Islands, which comprises three districts: Pangkep, Maros and the Municipality of Makassar, under the Province of South Sulawesi.

The study aimed to measure the loss of marine biological diversity due to destructive fishing practices, its impact on the quality of life of local inhabitants and the productivity of marine habitats. The project also studied the socio economic, ecological, and fisheries issues. Results of this study will become the base for comprehensive and thorough interventions to conserve the archipelago..[more]

 

Project Title:

Identification of Coral Reef Biodiversity Toward Reef Conservation of the Krakatau Islands in Lampung Province,Indonesia

Study Leader:

Dr. Endang L. Widiastuti
University of Lampung,Indonesia

The study was conducted from January to December 2002 in the 11 sampling sites of the major islands: Sertung,Panjang and Rakata of Krakatau comprising about 42,608 m2 .It aimed to determine and evaluate the existing coral reefs and existing environmental factors closely correlated to life forms.The study showed that the average percent cover of living hard corals was 45.64%,with the highest at 71.80%and the lowest, 22.93%. Two rare species of hard corals -Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg,1834) and Echinopora hirsutissima (Edward & Haime, 1849) were observed. About 43 coral species consisting of 17 genus,and at least 5 genus of the soft corals were found. The average percent cover of soft corals was 9.94%, with the highest at 22.72%and the lowest, 2.62%...[more]

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Project Title:

Inventory of Scleractinian Corals of the Pacific Coast of the Philippines,
Part 1: Eastern Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao

Study Leader:

Dr.Wilfredo Y.Licuanan
Marine Environment and Resources Foundation, Inc. UP-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

The study was conducted from January to December 2002 in the 11 sampling sites of the major islands: Sertung,Panjang and Rakata of Krakatau comprising about 42,608 m2 .It aimed to determine and evaluate the existing coral reefs and existing environmental factors closely correlated to life forms.The study showed that the average percent cover of living hard corals was 45.64%,with the highest at 71.80%and the lowest, 22.93%. Two rare species of hard corals -Lobophyllia hemprichii (Ehrenberg,1834) and Echinopora hirsutissima (Edward & Haime, 1849) were observed. About 43 coral species consisting of 17 genus,and at least 5 genus of the soft corals were found. The average percent cover of soft corals was 9.94%, with the highest at 22.72%and the lowest, 2.62%...[more]

 

THAILAND

 

Project Title:

Strategies for Sustainable Management of Fishery Resources in the Pasak olasid Reservoir, Thailand through Ecological and Socio-economic Assessment

Study Leader:

Prof Dr.Ladda Wongrat
Kasetsart University, Thailand

We are fully aware of the degradation of water resources due to impacts of various human activities such as deforestation, agriculture, aquaculture and industries. The number of reservoirs is increasing to contain more water for human consumption.But all these reservoirs are not well managed.Reservoirs are also used for fish production in most Asian countries. Reservoir fisheries provide a very important cheap source of protein for rural communities. This is true for all developing countries in the region,including Thailand....[more]

 

Project Title:

Community forest management and rehabilitation as means of biodiversity conservation: Case study at Thung Soong community forest in Krabi, Thailand

Study Leader:

Dr. Damrong Pipatwattanakul
Kasetsart University, Thailand

The study is being carried out at Ban Thung Soong village located at Krabi province in the southern part of Thailand.The conceptual framework of the project focuses on a better understanding of mechanisms of man-environment interactions and their effects on biodiversity,and translate these knowledge to precise management guidelines...[more]

 

VIETNAM

 

Project Title:

Genetic Variation in the Threatened Cycads: Cycas dolichopylla and C. ferruginea (Cycadaceae) in Vietnam

Study Leader:

Nguyen Minh Tam, Nguyen T. Phuong Trang, and L. Triest
Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources Vrije Universitteit Brussel, Belgium

The project investigated 13 enzyme systems of two cycad species: Cycas dolichophylla and C. ferruginea in five provinces:Tuyen Quang,Thai Nguyen, Lang Son, Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa. Six enzymes of the two species were used to estimate the levels and distribution of genetic diversity at population, sub-population and species levels. With 12 loci in 4 populations of C.dolichopylla examined, the proportion of polymorphic loci was 87%, with 2.4 alleles at the species level as well as per locus at population level....[more]

 

Project Title:

Community forest management and rehabilitation as means of biodiversity conservation: Case study at Thung Soong community forest in Krabi, Thailand

Study Leader:

Dr. Damrong Pipatwattanakul
Kasetsart University, Thailand

The major objective of the project was to assess the biological and economic values of two focal beneficial hymenopteran groups, namely: Vespidae, aculeate social groups as pollinators/predators; and Braconidae and Ichneumonidae, groups of wasps as potential parasitoids for biological control of target insect pests....[more]

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