The Development of Marine Tourism and Alor Woven Fabric for Conservation of Coral Reefs in Batang and Lapang Island, Alor District.
In 2016, coral reefs are well conserved and tourists come to know marine tourism in West Pantar District
Objective 1 : By 2016, the destruction of coral reefs in Lapang Island is declined
Indicators : 1. Coral reef coverage in Lapang Island increased from 24% to 39% and mangrove coverage increased from 3% to 18%.
2. The bombing of coral reefs was reduced by 80%.
3. The possiblitiy of turtle breeding in the east side of Lapang island is assessed.
4. Pokmaswas which consists of 20 fishermen from Lapang Island actively monitor the coral reefs, supported by at least 75% of fishermen in Lapang Island.
Actvities : 1. Fishermen Meeting and Consensus to Stop Bombing
This activity serves as delivery medium for conservation messages to the community, also to bridge knowledge gap between conservation cadres (Pokmaswas and Fishermen Forum) and fishermen of Lapang Island. The meeting will be informally held at homes of Lapang island people and formally held for at least once a month in Blangmerang Village Hall, in Lapang Island meeting room. Method of meeting is focused discussion preceded by dissemination from Pokmaswas and Blangmerang village officials. The number of participants is expected at least 100 people.
2. Formation of Coral Reef Monitoring Schedule
This activity aims to enable Pokmaswas functions better and to capture public support in doing self-monitoring. The meeting will take place in September 2013 in the meeting room of Lapang Island. It will be organized by Pokmaswas and the method is focused discussion or consensus workshop. This activity will be followed minimally by 15 members of Pokmaswas and at least 70 fishermen of Lapang island.
3. Mangrove Planting
This activity aims to replant mangroves that have been damaged on Lapang island. The types of planted mangroves are Bruguiera sp. and Rhizophora sp. taken from Illu Village of West Pantar Subdistrict and Bagang Village of Central Pantar Subdistrict. The number of seedlings planted is at least 500 seedlings, which will be conducted in April-December 2013. The number of fishermen who replant mangrove seedlings in Lapang Island is expected at least 60 people, and it will be initiated by Blangmerang village government and Pokmaswas
4. Self-monitoring of the Sea by the community
This activity aims to prevent violations at sea by foreign as well as local fishermen and to maximize Pokmaswas functions, supported by all fishermen in Lapang island. The fishermen are obliged to conduct monitoring while fishing/cultivating seaweed. Pokmaswas with the community will conduct surveillance around/patrol every 2 months or when there is an indication of destruction by either foreign or local fishermen. The number of Pokmaswas member who do the patrol are 20 people supported by a minimum of 75 people taking turn.
5. Assessing the potential of turtles breeding
This activity aims to explore the possibility of having a turtle breeding. The number of participants is 15 people and will be carried out 3 times. This activity will be in September-November 2013.
Objective 2 : By 2014, there will be diversifications of fishermen’s business through the activities of fish processing & seaweed, weaving and marine tourism by fishermen's wife.
Indicators : 1. Support from fishermen's wives for at least 75% in marine conservation activities.
2. An increase in sales of woven fabric as many as 75 pieces by the end of 2014.
3. An increase in the number of marine tourists in West Pantar for at least 90 people by the end of 2014.
Actvities 1. Training of fish and seaweed processing for fishermen's wives
This activity is primarily intended to increase fishermen income especially during hard fishing season (west monsoon). It is also intended to reduce capturing fish by bombing by fishermen due to family’s economic demands. The training method is a class method with 3 tutors from the Department of Marine and Fisheries of Alor, BPMPD and local government. In addition to training, the wives will also listen to lectures and do focused discussions on conservation with the expectation that they will convey this conservation messages to their husbands at home. Activities will be conducted in July 2013. The number of women involved is at least 70 people. And it is expected that there will be at least 4 new fish and seaweed processing units by the end of the program.
2. Entrepreneurship training for fishermen's wife weavers
As the above activity, this activity also intended to increase fishermen income especially during hard fishing season and to reduce the activity of bombing by fishermen due to economic demands. The training method is a class method with 3 tutors from the Marine and Fisheries Agency of Alor, Village Community Empowerment Agency/BPMPD and local government. Activities will be conducted in June 2013. By the end of the training, there will be an incentive provided for 30 weavers with provisions: each weavers should make creative weaving designs to be displayed at the exhibition of marine tourism in Kalabahi in August 2013.
3. Exhibition of marine tourism and Baranusa woven fabric in Kalabahi
This activity is intended to introduce the beauty of West Pantar's sea and beach and its surrounding to the local and foreign tourists through the activities of annual exhibition in Kalabahi which usually attended by tourists from Europe and Australia as well as local in August 2013, organized by the Department of Investment and Tourism of Alor Subdistrict. In this activity, there will be at least 30 creative weaving designs of West Pantar’s going to be displayed.
Objective 3 By 2014, there will be an increase of public awareness through institutional strengthening activities in the village
Indicators 1. The increased capacity of fishermen in coral management in Lapang – Batang as many as 22 people.
2. The increase capacity of fishermen's wives in managing ecotourism including the institutional to manage the group of weavers as many as 30 people.
3. There is an increased awareness and behavioral changes of fishermen, characterized by reduced bombing in Lapang Island.
Actvities 1. The Dissemination/Training of environmentally friendly fishing gears
This activitiy aims to increase fishermen capacity, especially on coral reef transplantation. This training method is the class method with 3 tutor from Marine and Fishery Agency, Alor Regency, NGOs and local government. The activity will be carried out on June 2013. The number of wives that participate minimal is 22 people.
2. Training of coral transplantation
This activity is primarily intended to improve fishermen's capacity especially on coral transplantation. The training method is a class method with 3 tutors from Marine and Fishery Agency, Alor Regency, NGOs and local government. It will be conducted in June 2013. The number of wives participated involved at least 22 people.
3. Training of improving Organizational/Institutional ecotourism management, including the institutional in managing weavers group
This activity is intended to enhance human resource capacity of fishermen's wives particularly in West Pantar as conservation cadre. With this training, their conservation knowledge and awareness will be improved and they are expected to pass them on to their community/family. In addition to the training, the wives will also listen to lectures and do focused discussions on conservation in the hope that they will convey this conservation messages to their husbands at home. It will invite Marine and Fishery Agency, Alor Regency, Member of Police/Marine Police, Village Guidance Non-Commissioned Military Office/ Babinsa and local governments as resource persons. Training methods are lectures/presentations and focus-discussions. This will be conducted in January 2014.
4. Producing brochures, shirts, bags and other awareness campaign media by Pokmaswas and Fishermen's Forum
This activity is intended to improve fishermen's knowledge and awareness about the importance of sustainable marine resources management. It is in the form of making campaign medias for behavioral change, and will be conducted throughout the program.
1. Lapang Batang Island become favorite destinations for local and foreign tourists.
2. The condition of coral reefs in Lapang Batang Island which become houses for various type of fishes could be maintained.
3. The community can replant mangroves in coastal area of Lapang and Batang in participatory manner.
4. Woven fabric of Baranusa-Alor is widely known and fishermen's wives and weavers is being prosperous
Participants and/or Project Beneficiaries
Direct : Blangmerang population = 1643 people (281 households Men 797 women 8460
fishermen = 111 people, weavers = 30 people
Indirect : West Pantar population = 6862 people (1285 KK Men 3383 women 3542)
Fishermen = 474 people, weavers = 290 people
|Mr Abdullah Koko|
Dusun 1, RT. 01, RW. 02, Kampung Baru Kecamatan Pantar Barat, Kecamatan Pantar Barat
Pantar Batang , Alor ,