Water

As an archipelago of some 17,000 islands nestled in the centre of the Coral Triangle, Indonesia contains some of biologically diverse marine areas in the world. From the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua to the Tukang Besi Islands in the Wakatobi Marine Park, the coral reefs of Indonesia have become international tourist attractions. The mangrove forests that cover much of the coastal areas in Indonesia not only provide habitat for marine life, but also protect coastal areas from storm surges and tsunamis. The fisheries of Indonesia are major source of protein for Indonesians and provide employment for over 6.03 million people. From the small and large scale, commercial capture fisheries, to the cultivation of seaweed and shrimp farming, fisheries and aquaculture in Indonesia are both valuable export commodities and a means of subsistence for Indonesians. At INOBU we strive to find ways that the seas, rivers, reefs and other marine ecosystems can be managed sustainably.