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Biodiversity and Tourism: Scientific advice, vision for the future and a case study of the Resilience of the Richest Reefs program

Biodiversity is, on the one hand, under threat on a global scale, while on the other hand it represents a riches which is vast, yet ill-understood. Indonesia is in the fortunate circumstance that its territory includes biodiversity hotspots both on land and at sea. Both at the global and the local scale, development, with its base in industrialization, carbon economy, increasing consumption of both agricultural products and natural and mineral resources, is often seen as diametrically opposed to the preservation of biodiversity. However, if we want to achieve all UN Societal Development Goals we will have to find ways to safeguard biodiversity while providing equitable and sustainable development.

In 2019, the Indonesian Young Academy (ALMI) and the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) published a Scientific Advisory Report entitled “Science for Indonesia’s Biodiversity” (SIB) [https://aipi.or.id/frontend/book/read/4232594859413d3d]. SIB encompasses both an in-depth study of the topic as well as bold advice on an agenda to invest in science based development of ecotourism, bioprospecting and deep-sea exploration.

In this double session, a presentation on and discussion of SIB, with its broad analysis and vision will be accompanied by the experiences and first findings of an interdisciplinary research development programme entitled Resilience of the Richest Reefs (RRR). RRR will collect local knowledge and ecological measurements to map out future scenarios for one of the richest reefs in the world, the Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS), in West Papua, Indonesia. While most coral reef studies focus on pathways of degradation, RRR aims to beat the system to the punch and use knowledge gained of interactions and dynamics of the local social-ecological system to identify pathways to build resilience against current threats such as climate change and increasing tourism.

Hawis Madduppa
Executive Director of Indonesian Blue Swimming Crab Association

Dr Hawis Madduppa is a member of ALMI and on the board of Biorock Indonesia. His research interests are related to marine biodiversity and conservation, dispersal and connectivity of marine environment, ecology and biology of marine fish, population genetics (phylogeography), biosystematics, fish habitat restoration and rehabilitation, and using fish as biological indicator. He is an Read more…

    Ingrid van de Leemput
    Assistant Professor at the department of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Wageningen University

    Ingrid van de Leemput is an Assistant Professor at the department of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Her main interest concerns the development of simple models and statistical tools, to understand and indicate the resilience of complex systems. Her main focus lies on systems with alternative stable states Read more…

      Jamaluddin Jompa
      Dean of Graduate School, Hasanuddin University

      Prof Jamaluddin Jompa is a marine ecologist with considerable research experience on coral reef biology, marine biology, coral reef bio-prospecting and coral reef ecology and coastal management. He currently serves as Dean of Graduate School of Hasanuddin University, and Chairman of Center of Excellence for Marine Resilience and Sustainable Development. During his career, Jamal has Read more…

        Lisa Becking
        Marine Biologist, Wageningen University and Research Centers

        Lisa Becking is a marine biologist at Wageningen University and Research Centers with a long-held interest in tropical marine biodiversity. A key question in her research is how communities of species adapt in response to environmental change over ecological and evolutionary timescales. She has worked on salt-water lakes and coral reefs in Indonesia and has Read more…

          Machiel Lamers
          Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University

          Dr. Machiel Lamers is an Associate Professor at the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. His research interests are in the fields of sustainable tourism, tourism and nature conservation, environmental policy, and science-policy interface.

            Ricardo Tapilatu
            Head of the Research Center for Pacific Marine Resources at the University of Papua (UNIPA)

            Ricardo Tapilatu is the head of the Research Center for Pacific Marine Resources at the University of Papua (UNIPA), Manokwari, Papua Barat Indonesia. With his colleagues, he leads the center to understand and conserve the ocean life throughout the Bird’s Head Seascape, the global epicenter of marine biodiversity. He is also a faculty member in Read more…



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              • Start Date
                Wednesday 25, 2020 3:00 PM
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                Wednesday 25, 2020 4:30 PM
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