January 20, 2020, Sanur, Bali — Dr Mohd Kushairi Mohd Rajuddin, the new Executive Director of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) visited the CTC Center for Marine Conservation in early January, as well as joined our team in Nusa Penida. Dr Kushairi had the chance to meet the local Nusa Penida MPA Management Unit, and toured the mangrove forests and seaweed farms in Nusa Lembongan, which are managed by the local community. He also enjoyed diving to see the beautiful reefs of the Nusa Penida MPA for himself.
The CTC team shared stories from the field and lessons learned from local marine conservation efforts. CTC continues to work closely with CTI-CFF, building up capacity across the region, and supporting programs such as the Women Leaders Forum, which encourages women to take on leadership roles within marine and coastal conservation across the Coral Triangle.