Back on ecovolunteers missions was in Sulawesi

Indonésie – Naturevolution a poursuivi tout l’été ses actions sur une cinquantaine de sites différents de la baie de Matarape et du massif de Matarombeo au sud-est de l’île de Sulawesi, grâce à la présence de 30 écovolontaires répartis sur 3 missions.

Nos écovolontaires de l’été devant le groupe d’îlots de Sombori, un des plus beaux spots de la baie de Matarape. © Philippe Mistral / Naturevolution

Focalisées sur la baie de Matarape, un site magnifique mais sans aucune protection, nos actions de protection des écosystèmes marins ont pu aboutir à des résultats concrets et encourageants for the future of our projects in this area:

  • A total of 20 beaches have been cleaned, including all wild beaches the large island of Labengki.
  • Waste has all been sorted then be sent to the city of Kendari, where the only existing waste disposal in the region, and where some of the waste can be recycled. This is part of our implementation project of a waste management system for the province, presented in this video.
  • 5 awareness conferences, Including on the issue of plastics in the environment, have been made in the villages of the bay.
  • 14 information panels were manufactured and placed on sensitive natural areas.

Discover in detail all of our actions on ocean pollution by plastic waste and a typical day course on this post: Naturevolution attacks the plastic waste in Indonesia.

The information panels explaining in Indonesian and English good behavior to adopt to best preserve the coastline of the Bay of Matarape. © Philippe Mistral / Naturevolution

Side protection of coral reefs:

  • we have established ten mooring buoys pour préserver les coraux des ancres des bateaux,
  • trois récifs distincts sont désormais suivis par des protocoles d’observation réguliers :
    – le protocole REEF-CHECK qui permet de suivre l’évolution à moyen terme de la santé générale d’un récif corallien,
    – le protocole ACANTASTHER qui permet d’évaluer l’évolution des populations des étoiles de mer couronnes d’épines (acanthaster planci), corallivores et sujettes à des explosions de populations dévastatrices pour les récifs.

En savoir un peu plus sur le volet sous-marin de nos actions : Préserver les récifs coralliens de la baie de Matarape.

Infestation of thorns starfish on a Acropora colony (tabular corals). © Valentin Negro / Naturevolution

And as is customary, our missions were concluded by a small discovery of completely wild massif Matarombeo and up the rivers in dugout: Foray into the jungle Matarombeo.


Missions 2019
If you want to join us on the ground to contribute directly to our actions preserving karsts Konawe on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the dates of all our missions are ecovolunteers on our website:

-> ecovolunteers Missions in Indonesia: information and registration

2019 Mission Ecovolontaire en Indonesija - Naturevolution

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