|Town/Region||Sumbawa Besar, Nusa Tenggara|
|Categories||Corals, Education, Marine|
|Date||23 Jan 2012|
The articles produced by 20 young people participating in previous project (1st RSG funded) revealed various aspects causing coral reef degradation and its impact on fishers family’s lives such as low education, malnutrition, and unemployment. Developing a conservation action plan is therefore important. But given the nature of ocean as common pool resources in Sumbawa Island, it is essential to have the community’s and government’s support in coral reef conservation. To gain their supports, they need to be aware of the importance of coral reef conservation for the sake of the biodiversity and people’s livelihood. Therefore, we would like to raise fishers communities’ knowledge and awareness and draw government agencies’ attention towards conservation issues through documentary films visualizing the state of coral reefs along the north coast of Sumbawa Island, the causes of coral reef degradation, its impacts on youth’s lives, and introduce various conservation initiatives. The raised knowledge and awareness of the government and fishers communities will hopefully contribute to the conservation action plan developed by the youth through this project so that the action plan can gain their supports and be successful in the long run.
The objectives of this project are to:
To measure fishers’ awareness, interviews will be conducted to 25 fishers which will be purposively selected to represent geographic region in the coastal communities in this project. Interviews will be conducted twice for each respondent. The first interview will be done as a part of the film making. The second interview will be done after the project. Their answers will be analyzed using the content analysis to see if their awareness have increased or not. To measure wider fishers community awareness, a set of questionnaire will be given prior and after watching the movies. Their answers will be coded ad scored. Their answers before and after watching the movies will be analyzed using the Wilcoxon Sign Paired Test to test if there is significant differences in their awareness before and after the project.
Read about Eni's previous grant http://www.ruffordsmallgrants.org/rsg/projects/eni_hidayati or for more information contact: