OMEGA’s partnership with GoodPlanet Foundation and its founder Yann Arthus-Bertrand led to the award-winning documentary film Planet Ocean. Now they have collaborated on “Time for the Planet”, two conservation projects in Indonesia.
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“10 aerial cameramen and 13 underwater cameramen were sent all over the world to capture the beauty above and below the ocean’s surface for the documentary Planet Ocean.”
The Planet Ocean film presents outstanding aerial and underwater ocean views and shows how we can all help improve their health. OMEGA organized a number of screenings around the world and with GoodPlanet Foundation, also made it available on YouTube.
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GoodPlanet Foundation and OMEGA have set up two projects for the restoration and conservation of the Indonesian coast. These three-year projects, carried out in collaboration with local conservation activists, are designed to maintain an outstanding natural heritage and preserve local economic activities.
RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION
Using a participative community approach, the project proposes to restore and preserve the damaged ecosystems in the region, advancing the understanding of the role mangrove forests and seagrass beds.
The GoodPlanet Foundation and OMEGA are working with local communities and authorities to consolidate the protection of the shorelines and raise awareness of the issues among local players.
The projects are using focused teaching resources to increase primary and secondary school students’ understanding of the fragile ecosystem and the importance of their local natural resources.
The projects have been implemented in the northern region of Sulawesi, which has one of the richest ecosystems on the planet. This ecosystem and its coral reefs are threatened by the overexploitation of resources.
RESPECTING BIODIVERSITY IN BAHOI
Establishing a dynamic network of community-managed Marine Protected Areas.
HELPING THE PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGE OF BAHOI HELP THEMSELVES
Eco-tourism will contribute to a healthy economy and a healthy environment.
THE CORAL REEFS, THE GREATEST ECONOMIC ASSET, ARE AT RISK
The region’s sustainability can be ensured with proper resource management.
HALF THE INHABITANTS OF BAHOI EARN THEIR LIVING FROM FISHING
The community’s way of life is threatened by poor marine resource management.
MARINE PROTECTED AREAS AND ECO-TOURISM ALLOW SUSTAINABILITY
The local population is being educated on the management of its marine resources.
AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE MANGROVES
The island has lost over 70% of its mangroves, greatly reducing biodiversity.
ESTABLISHING A PARTICIPATIVE MANGROVE RESTORATION PROJECT
The project will help regenerate the ecosystem, benefitting the local population.
THERE IS A CRISIS IN TANAKEKE ISLAND’S AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY
The over-exploitation of the region’s resources has reeked environmental.The over-exploitation of the region’s resources has reeked environmental.
THE 3,300 INHABITANTS OF THE ISLAND DEPEND ON THE SEA
The economy lives from the ocean’s resources; thus, eco-health is critical.
INTRODUCING AN ECOLOGICAL MANGROVE RESTORATION PROJECT
100 hectares of abandoned ponds are being converted into mangrove forests.
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