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Coral Reef MPAs of East Asia and Micronesia

Acknowledgments

We would like to wish many special thanks to:

Coordinators
(For helping to coordinate the collection of the MPA data)
  • Mr. Kohei Hibino and Mr. Tadashi Kimura from JWRC, for coordinating the MPA data in East Asia.
  • Ms. Louisa Wood from MPA Global, for her help and support in providing us the MPA data from their database.
  • Dr. Mark Tupper, Coral Reefs Scientist of The WorldFish Center, for coordinating the MPA data in Micronesia and Indonesia.
  • Ms. Karenne Tun, former Project Coordinator of The WorldFish Center, for coordinating the MPA data in Southeast Asia.
  • Mr. Marco Noordeloos, former ReefBase Manager of The WorldFish Center, for coordinating the MPA data in Southeast Asia.
  • Mr. Yusuf Yusri, former ReefBase Research Analyst of The WorldFish Center, for coordinating the MPA data in Southeast Asia.
  • Ms. Chelsey Lumb, former ReefBase Intern of The WorldFish Center, for coordinating the MPA data in Southeast Asia.
Country Partners
(For helping to update and verify the MPA data)

Japan
  • Keisuke Takahashi, Coordinator of Biodiversity Policy Division, Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment.
China
  • Prof. Lian Jiansheng, Associate Professor of The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Hong Kong
  • Prof. Put O. Ang, Jr., Associate Professor of Marine Science Laboratory, Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Patrick P.F. Lau, Marine Parks Officer of Agriculture, Fisheries and onservation Department, Hong Kong SAR Government.
Korea
  • Seong-Hwan PAE from Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute.
Taiwan
  • Prof. Chang-feng Dai from Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University.
Thailand
  • Mr. Suwan Pitaksintorn, Marine Scientist of Department of National Parks, Bangkok.
Malaysia
  • Raja Yana Melessa, Research Officer of Department of Marine Park.
  • Abdul Rahim Gor Yaman, Deputy Director of Department of Marine Park.
  • Daud Awang, Research Officer of Fisheries Research Institute Sarawak.
  • Ak. Mohd. Rodzan Pg. Dahlan, Public Relations Officer of Sabah Parks.
Indonesia
  • Dr. Sapta Putra Ginting, Executive Secretary for the Coral Reef Rehabilitation and Management Program, Directorate of Coasts and Small Islands, Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries.
  • Dr. Arif Satria, Head of Coastal Community Empowerment Division, Center for Coastal & Marine Resource Studies, Bogor Agricultural University.
  • Mr. Agus Dermawan, Deputy Director for Marine Conservation Area Division, Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries.
  • Dr. Toni Ruchamat, Deputy Director for Identification & Mapping of Conservation, Directorate of Conservation & Marine Parks, Ministry of Marine Affairs & Fisheries.
  • Ms Anna Kartika, Directorate of Area Conservation, Directorate General of Forest Protection & Nature Conservation, Ministry of Forestry.
Singapore
  • Ms. Karenne Tun, former Project Coordinator of The WorldFish Center.
Brunei Darussalam
  • Dr. David J. W. Lane, Marine Scientist of University of Brunei Darussalam.
Philippines
  • Ms. Agnes Corine Sabonsolin, Marine Biologist of Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation.
Guam
  • Mr. Jay Gutierrez, Division of Aquatic & Wildlife Resources, Guam Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Mr. Brent Tibbats, Division of Aquatic & Wildlife Resources, Guam Dept. of Agriculture.
Federated States of Micronesia
  • Mr. Eugene Joseph, Marine Program Manager, Conservation Society of Pohnpei.
  • Mr. Bill Raynor, Micronesia Program Director, The Nature Conservancy.
  • Mr. Stuart Sheppard, The Nature Conservancy.
Northern Mariana Islands
  • Mr. Joel Murray, Special Projects Office, National Ocean Service, US National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration.
  • Mr. Michael Trianni, Fisheries Research Supervisor, CNMI Division of Fisheries & Wildlife.
Palau
  • Mr. Adalbert Eledui, Director, Koro State Dept. of Conservation & Law Enforcement.
  • Mr. Yimnang Golbuu, Chief Scientist, Palau International Coral Reef Center.
And

ReefBase Team
  • Ms. Moi Khim Tan, ReefBase Database Manager
  • Mr. Stanley Tan, Senior System Analyst
  • Ms. Shwu Jiau Teoh, GIS/RS Specialist
  • Ms. Shabeen Ikbal, Program Assistant
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