Nusa Dua is an area in the southern part of Bali, Indonesia, known as an enclave of large 5-star resorts. It is located 22 kilometers from Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, and administered under South Kuta District. Nusa Dua, including other important areas coasts and seas of Tanjung Benoa, Ungasan, and Uluwatu, situated in the south of Bali are a part of Coral Triangle, is known as a highest diverse coastal and oceanic cetacean habitat (Kahn, 2005), rich with marine ecosystem, species diversity, as well as Balinese cultural heritage. The resources provide benefits for local community through tourism, fisheries, and seaweed culture, and places for rituals of Balinese culture and religious.
The marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs, in this region are under serious threats from pollution and sedimentation, coastal development, unfriendly marine tourism activities, and coral bleaching. Since 2009, Nusa Dua Reef Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Nusa Dua, collaborated with local stakeholders initiated a coral reefs conservation program in Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa and Pandawa beach of Badung Regency. The program including coral reef rehabilitation, coral & giant clam garden, initiative a marine protected area of Badung, underwater & reef clean up, and other marine education program.
To support sustainable financing, in 2016, we initiated Inaya Marine Conservation Program, a partnership program among Nusa Dua Reef Foundation with Inaya Putri Bali, a five star hotel located in Nusa Dua, and Pokmaswas Yasa Segara Bengiat, a surveillance community group of Benoa District, Badung Regency, Bali.
The program consist to Adopt A Coral and Marine Sustainable Conservation Financing (drop box). The goals are to support coral & giant clam conservation, giving an opportunity to individual, groups or corporates to be aware of the conservation and promoting awareness of coral reefs and giant clam conservation along with environmental and social benefits. The collected funds will be use for operational cost of coral & giant clam garden, capacity building, including training, research, data collection, and monitoring, restocking coral & giant clam, and conservation and development projects.