North Bali Reef Conservation is an Indonesian NGO located in the small fishing village of Tianyar. Due to irresponsible fishing, construction and human behaviors, the reef in this area was almost destroyed. The program was set up in 2017 in order to urgently restore and conserve the remaining coral and to provide alternative, sustainable employment to the local community. The reefs in Tianyar have the potential to return to being a healthy and highly diverse ecosystem.
The focus of the program has been restoration, sinking over 14,000 artificial reefs since commencing their work, re-introducing the stable substrate required for the natural recruitment of coral from near by reefs.
They also have an onsite sea turtle hatchery help to protect local nesting areas and helping to restore local population.
By teaming up with Conservation Diver, North Bali Reef Conservation is looking to refine its education offering and branch into new conservation disciplines in order to further research and protect the reef area they continue to restore.
Students can apply to join the North Bali Reef Conservation program here
- The base program remains focussed on the construction and deployment of Artificial Reefs with one dive a week.
For those who are looking to advance their experience and receive more in-depth conservation training, the following Conservation Diver course can be taken as optional extras:
- Coral Reef Ecology & Monitoring $100.00
- Ecological Monitoring Program $300.00
- Sea Turtle Hatchery & Head-starting Programs $80.00
- Coral Restoration Theory & Techniques $100.00
- Artificial Reef Theory & Techniques $100.00
For more information:
Facebook: North Bali Reef Conservation