Century-Old Conservation

Century-Old Conservation Photo
Some of the best results stem from time-tested techniques. A new study by WCS and James Cook University shows that Indonesian coral reefs are thriving under a management system designed in the 17th century.

It's called “Panglima Laot,” and it focuses on social harmony. Communities work together to develop mutually agreed upon practices to manage reefs in Aceh, Indonesia. Our research shows that reefs governed by the traditional system contain as much as eight times more fish and hard-coral cover than those not managed by "Panglima Laot." Learn more with our press release.

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