Advancing Shark and Ray Conservation and Management in Indonesia

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Grantee Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)
Type Conservation
Location Indonesia
Grant Amount $500,000
Duration Two years

These funds will support WCS and its partners to support the Indonesian government in developing and effectively implementing a set of integrated policies and plans to enable the long-term protection and sustainable management of key elasmobranch species. This goal will be achieved by: 

1) developing the national policy, regulatory and institutional framework for elasmobranch conservation and management in Indonesia; 

2) developing and implementing priority site- and species-based elasmobranch conservation programs, thereby reducing pressure on key shark and ray populations;  

3) improving national and local law enforcement capacity to uphold current Indonesian elasmobranch protection regulations.