Stenella l. roseiventris (© Photo: D. Kreb)
Berau cetacean conservation project, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
by Daniëlle Kreb & Ir Budiono, Samarinda, Indonesia.
FIRST PRICE WINNER OF THE VAN BREE VTS AWARD
The project aims to protect a high diversity of cetaceans, Dr Peter van Bree’s favorite group on which he spent many years of his professional career, in the Marine Protected Area of Berau in areas that are less frequently covered by patrols and more susceptible to illegal fishing. Improper waste disposal and by-catch form other threats.
A better protection is aimed by raising local awareness, establishment of an environmental education and research post that will honour Peter van Bree’s, conducting surveys to detect seasonal species occurrence providing a basis for continued monitoring by cooperating fishermen, which will be trained in species identification and GPS marking and may facilitate dolphin-friendly tourist trips.