Derawan Islands

Funding opportunity

Location Summary

The coral reefs and mangrove forests of the Derawan Islands, along the eastern shores of Borneo, support more than 400 species, including thousands of sea turtles that make their nests on the beaches each year - more than any other area is southeast Asia. The Derawan Islands Conservation Area supports local communities by managing fishing and tourism across different MPA zones that limit certain types of fishing. An M2 system in the Derawan Islands would empower local managers with data and tools to enforce the regulations, protecting biodiversity and supporting the local economy.

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Donation Opportunities

After clicking the donate button, please select 'Anthropocene Inst 2105' from the designation drop down list on the Tides Foundation donation page. In the 'I want my donation to be dedicated' box, enter 'M2' and the deployment location you would like to support. For other donation options, please review this form or email

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