LOCAL LEVELACTION/PILOT PROJECTCASE STUDY: BLONGKO MARINE SANCTUARY, NORTH SULAWESI, INDONESIABY: DESY M.H MANTIRI, RICKY S. TOEMANDOEK, SELFINA NAIBOBE, MUMPUNI PRATIWI
BACKGROUND•Current condition, there is no Blue Carbon project within the province level, but there are few projects on Blue Carbon led by faculty members/academics at the smaller scope. •As a follow up of this training, we would like to propose a Blue Carbon project for the higher level. This would be taken place at Blongko, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
BLONGKO MARINE SANCTUARY•The USAID-supported coastal management initiative in Indonesia, Proyek Pesisir, has a motto of From local action to national practice, which is epitomized by its field site in Blongko. In October, 1998, the area was officially designated a marine sanctuary.•Blongko is a small village with a population of 1,250. It is located on the northwest shore of Minahasa, approximately one degree, eight minutes north of the equator. Its approximately 6.5 kilometers of coastline is