Bontang City, Indonesia

Bontang in East Kalimantan lies where rivers flows through mangrove forests into an ocean supporting coral reefs and seagrass beds. It's establishment of an MPA involving a core fully protected area and a large buffer zone helps maintain the long-term sustainability of its small-scale fisheries. Sustianable development is supported through a zoning plan, and the effectiveness of the city's management continues to be monitored and adjusted.

An island off Bontang