Ecosystem services and community based coral reef management institutions in post blast-fishing Indonesia

Ecosystem services and community based coral reef management institutions in post blast-fishing Indonesia

Primary Country: Indonesia
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) US$2.3 billion annually as estimated value of Southeast Asia's reef ecosystem service value (b) $10 million as estimated amountt that tourists inject annually into Lovina's economy, wiht nearly half spent on the dolphin watching tours directly.
Methodology: qualitative and quantitative analysis
Region: Asia

Publication information

Dunning, K.H. [Initial. Lastname] (J. Doe) “Ecosystem services and community based coral reef management institutions in post blast-fishing Indonesia” Ecosystem Services. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.11.010., 2014

Addtional Notes

 

 

This study compares two community-based reef management institutions. 

The two cases analyzed for this study, Lovina and Pemuteran are located within the Buleleng Regency on the northern coastal stretch of Bali, Indonesia. "Certain institutional components hypothesized to predict reef quality did not - these include universal membership requirements for reef stakeholders, stakeholder familiarity with leadership and hierarchies, and transparent decision- making and implementation of management policy. This means that one size fits all prescriptions for local reef management institutions should be viewed with caution. Instead, the success of management institutions may depend upon both the path toward economic development, access to technology that facilitates coral recovery, and communication of conservation strategies to tourist visitors... ...The critical difference between these communities is the up-front capital that has allowed Pemuteran to rapidly regenerate much of its reef building coral through innovative technology. Community members who hold the respect of villagers have a large degree of influence on reef management, whether or not they are elected to a manage- ment organization. Perhaps the democratically elected leaders of Lovina‚Äôs cooperatives can harness their legitimacy in order to gain the funding and capacity to create payment for ecosystem services schemes in their villages, that fit local needs." 

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