27 Nov CCRN in Asia
This video shares insights of our sites in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Kyrgyzstan. Check out how communities in these countries attempt to better improve their local environment and sustain their livelihoods. This video focuses on a community-based fishery, tourism and culture preservation programs in Asia.
Arif Satria (CCRN Researcher) talks about fisheries conservation challenges in Indonesia that were brought in by the government’s zoning system, which failed to consider the plight of local fishermen. He then proposes community conservation programmes as a remedy to conservation problems in Indonesia. Derek Armitage (CCRN Researcher) tackles the relationship between community stewardship of resources and community well-being in a fishing community. He defined community well-being as the ability of communities to maintain their families and livelihoods and recognizing that fishing is not just a job, but a livelihood that requires communities to be stewards of fisheries.
Phil Dearden (CCRN Researcher) highlights some of the challenges with Thailand’s marine reserves and fisheries that include dwindling fisheries, changes brought by climate variabilities and coral bleaching. He proposes a community-oriented agreement that focuses on community conservation and stewardship of resources as a solution to Thailand’s marine reserve challenges. Dachanee Emphandu (CCRN Researcher) emphasises the need for community stewardship of resources for the benefit of livelihoods that rely on these resources. Mitsutaku Makino (CCRN Researcher in Japan) highlights some of the conservation challenges in Japan, such as declining fisheries, environmental degradation and urbanization, degradation of coral reefs and heavy tourism.
Check out the CCRN community stories for more information about these sites.