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The Blue Abadi Fund

A dedicated conservation trust fund for the Bird’s Head Seascape

—the single greatest reservoir of tropical marine species on the planet

About Blue Abadi


The Blue Abadi Fund is a dedicated conservation trust fund for the Bird’s Head Seascape that empowers local communities and agencies to sustainably manage their marine resources by procuring local revenue sources and providing complimentary grants.
By providing steady and ongoing funding for the core operations of the Seascape, the Blue Abadi Fund aims to ensure that the results of the Bird’s Head Seascape endure in perpetuity: “Abadi” means forever in Indonesian.

Vision


Empowered West Papuan communities, governments and local partners protect their critical coastal and marine ecosystems, thereby protecting the single greatest reservoir of tropical marine species on the planet, while enhancing food security, livelihoods and their traditional way of life.

Mission


Use financial resources to ensure that marine ecosystems & species of the Bird’s Head Seascape are sustainably managed and protected by local environmental stewards, providing benefits to local communities.

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BAF Bi-Monthly Update-MAR-APRIL 2020 (ENG)1592947952
Author(s): Bird's Head Seascape
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Description: DRAFTING STATE OF THE SEASCAPE 2019 BOOK
WRITING VILLAGE PROFILE BOOK OF MARINE PROTECTED AREA AT BIRD’S HEAD SEASCAPE (BLKB) AND DISTRICT PROFILE BOOK OF MARINE PROTECTED AREA 2010-2019
MPA BOOK: SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL STATUS & TRENDS OF MPA IN BHS (2010-2019)
YPP ASSISTANCE TO THE COMMUNITIES IN YENBEKAKI VILLAGE TO IMPROVE THE CAPACITY ON TURTLE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES IN BIAK: SCIENCE FOR CONSERVATION
COUNTERMEASURING POPULATION EXPLOSION OF THE CROWN OF THORN STARFISH (CoTS) AT RAJA AMPAT
CONTRACT AGREEMENT FOR MONITORING & PROTECTION OF SEA TURTLES IN TAMBRAW
CONTROLING & SUPERVISING TOURISTS AT RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS MPA
RAISING AWARENESS MEETING ON THE RESULT OF MARINE RAPID ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (RAP) SURVEY, SASI PLAN AND ZONATION SYSTEM AT NORTH MISOOL
PREPARATION TO CLOSE ‘SASI’ IN WAYAG-SAYANG-PIAI ISLANDS
SURVEY IMPLEMENTATION ON ECOTOURISM POTENTIAL AT NORTH MISOOL
SUPERVISION OF PATROL ASSISTANCE AT KKPD IN RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS AREA VI – FAM ISLANDS
EDUCATION ACTIVITY ON THE ENVIRONMENT AT FAM ISLANDS
DISSEMINATION OF THE RESULTS OF ECOLOGICAL & SOCIAL MONITORING
a) Teluk Wondoma Regency
b) Raja Ampat Regency
CONTROL ON FISHERIES ACTIVITIES THAT IS NOT ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AT SELAT DAMPIER AREA, RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS REGIONAL MARINE PROTECTED AREA (KKPD)
ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BAF CYCLE-2 GRANT PROGRAM RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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BAF Bi-Monthly Update JAN-FEB 2020 (ENG)1592947567
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Description: On January 30, 2020, BAF Governance Committee (GC) conducted its 7th GC Meeting that was held at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) Office in Jakarta.
YPP ASSISTANCE TO IMPROVE SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT CAPACITY BY YENBEKAKI VILLAGE COMMUNITY
E-KKP3K EVALUATION WORKSHOP AT BENTANG LAUT KEPALA BURUNG WEST PAPUA
MANAGING NORTH MISOOL CUSTOMARY MPA
North Misool is a new Marine Protected Area declared by traditional leaders, religious leaders, indigenous communities of Matbat and Matlau along with Maya Customary Council, and supported by the Regional Government on 27 March 2018.
IMPACT ANALYSIS TRAINING ON BHS MARINE PROTECTED AREA
COMMUNITY FACILITATORS SELECTION & TRAINING TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT IN TAMBRAW
SUPPORT FROM MAYA CUSTOMARY COUNCIL ON CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES IN PIAY AND SAYANG ISLANDS. Piay and Sayang Islands are two (2) islands that are included in the Marine Natural Reserve in Western Waigeo. Both of these islands are important due to the nesting beaches for green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in Raja Ampat.
SOCIALIZATION ON VILLAGE REGULATIONS AT TELUK BERAU COASTAL PARK, IN FAKFAK
COMPLIANCE SUPERVISION OF KKPD USERS TO THE RAJA AMPAT ISLANDS
SURVEY ON ECOTOURISM POTENTIAL IN NORTH MISOOL CUSTOMARY MPA
SUPPORT ON NORTH MISOOL CUSTOMARY MPA LEGALITY PROCESS

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Description: Blue Abadi Fund News Bi-monthly update in Bahasa Indonesia Maret-April 2020
Penyusunan Bunu State of the Seascape 2019
PENULISAN BUKU PROFIL KAMPUNG KAWASAN KONSERVASI PERAIRAN DI BLKB DAN BUKU PROFIL DISTRIK KAWASAN KONSERVASI PERAIRAN 2010-2019
PENULISAN BUKU MPA: STATUS & TREN SOSIAL EKOLOGI KAWASAN KONSERVASI PERAIRAN DI BLKB TAHUN 2010-2019
PENDAMPINGAN YPP GUNA PENINGKATAN KAPASITAS PENGELOLAAN KONSERVASI PENYU OLEH MASYARAKAT KP. YENBEKAKI
KEGIATAN PENJANGKAUAN DI BIAK: SAINS UNTUK KONSERVASI
PENANGGULANGAN LEDAKAN POPULASI CROWN OF THORN STARFISH (COTS) DI RAJA AMPAT
KONTRAK KESEPAKATAN PEMANTAUAN & PERLINDUNGAN PENYU DI TAMBRAW
PENGENDALIAN & PENGAWASAN WISATAWAN DI KKPD KEP. RAJA AMPAT
PERTEMUAN SOSIALISASI HASIL SURVEY MARINE RAP, RENCANA SASI DAN SISTEM ZONASI DI MISOOL UTARA
PERSIAPAN TUTUP SASI SECARA ADAT DI WILAYAH KEP. WAYAG-SAYANG-PIAI
PELAKSANAAN SURVEY POTENSI EKOWISATA DI MISOOL UTARA
PENDAMPINGAN PATROLI PENGAWASAN DI KKPD KEPULAUAN RAJA AMPAT AREA VI – KEPULAUAN FAM
KEGIATAN PENDIDIKAN LINGKUNGAN HIDUP DI KEPULAUAN FAM
DISEMINASI HASIL MONITORING EKOLOGI & SOSIAL
PENGENDALIAN AKTIVITAS PERIKANAN TIDAK RAMAH LINGKUNGAN DI AREA SELAT DAMPIER, KKPD KEPULAUAN RAJA AMPAT
CATATAN ADMINISTRATOR ATAS PELAKSANAAN PROGRAM HIBAH BAF SIKLUS-2 TERKAIT PANDEMI COVID-19

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BAF-Monthly Update-JAN-FEB 2020 Vol. 111588805573
Author(s): Bird's Head Seascape
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund News Bi-monthly update in Bahasa Indonesia Vol 11 Januari-Februari 2020
PERTEMUAN BAF GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE
AMENDEMEN HIBAH SIKLUS-2
PENDAMPINGAN YPP GUNA PENINGKATAN KAPASITAS PENGELOLAAN KONSERVASI PENYU OLEH MASYARAKAT KP. YENBEKAKI
LOKAKARYA EVALUASI E-KKP3K DI BLKB PAPUA BARAT
PROGRAM PENGAWASAN DI KKPA MISOOL UTARA
PELATIHAN ANALISA DAMPAK KAWASAN KONSERVASI PERAIRAN DI BLKB
SELEKSI & PELATIHAN PENDAMPING MASYARKAT GUNA MENDUKUNG PEMBERDAYAAN MASYARAKAT DI KAB. TAMBRAW
DUKUNGAN DAS MAYA TERKAIT UPAYA KONSERVASI DI PULAU PIAY DAN SAYANG
SOSIALISASI PERKAM TP TELUK BERAU, FAKFAK
PENGAWASAN KEPATUHAN PEMANFAAT KKPD KEPULAUAN RAJA AMPAT
SURVEI POTENSI EKOWISATA DI KKPA MISOOL UTARA
DUKUNGAN PROSES LEGALITAS HUKUM KKPA MISOOL UTARA


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BAF-Monthly Update Newsletter-NOV 20191575404227
Author(s): Bird's Head Seascape/Gita Gemilang & Madrina Mazhar
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Newsletter-November 2019
KUNJUNGAN LAPANG & MONITORING KEUANGAN CI KE MITRA BAF
PELATIHAN SOFTWARE AKUNTANSI - BLUD UPTD RAJA AMPAT
PELATIHAN ASESOR KOMPETENSI LSP UNIPA
PELATIHAN RENCANA BISNIS, PEMASARAN DAN KEUANGAN KELOMPOK USAHA MASYARAKAT KOFIAU DAN MISOOL

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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Newsletter November 2019
CI FIELD VISIT & FINANCIAL MONITORING TO BAF GRANTEES
TRAINING ON ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE - BLUD UPTD RAJA AMPAT
TRAINING ON BNSP COMPETENCY ASESOR
TRAINING OF BUSINESS PLAN, MARKETING AND FINANCE FOR COMMUNITY-BASED BUSINESS in KOFIAU AND MISOOL

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BAF-Monthly Update To GC Members-Oct 2019 (Bahasa)1574276098
Author(s): Madrina Mazhar-Bird's Head Seascape
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund News- October 2019
PERTEMUAN ADMINISTRATOR BAF DAN UNIPA
KUNJUNGAN DONOR KE MITRA HIBAH BAF SIKLUS-2
WORKSHOP PEMBELAJARAN BLUE ABADI FUND
AIS FORUM 2019

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BAF-Monthly Update To GC Members-Oct 2019 (EN)1574275766
Author(s): Madrina Mahzar-Bird's Head Seascape
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund News- October 2019
FOLLOW UP MEETING ADMINISTRATOR BAF AND UNIPA
DONOR FIELD VISIT TO CYCLE-2 BAF GRANTEES
BAF LESSONS LEARNED WORKSHOP
AIS FORUM 2019

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BAF Monthly Update-Sept 2019 (Bahasa IN)1570116549
Author(s): Bird's Head Seascape
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Update-September 2019 in Bahasa Indonesia

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BAF Monthly Update-September 2019 (EN)1570116544
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Update-September 2019 (EN)

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Author(s): Bird's Head Seascape
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Update-August 2019 in Bahasa Indonesia

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BAF-Monthly Update Aug 2019 (EN)1567097026
Author(s): Blue Abadi Fund
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Update-August 2019

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BAF-Monthly Newsletter-July 2019 (Bahasa Indonesia)1564527523
Author(s): Gita Gemilang
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Newsletter July 2019 in Bahasa Indonesia

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BAF-Monthly Newsletter-July 2019 (EN)1564527150
Author(s): Gita Gemilang
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund Newsletter-July 2019

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BAF-Monthly Update-Jun 2019 (Bahasa)1562181957
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Description: Blue Abadi Fund-Reports on Turtle Monitoring Training, on-going Science and Conservation program implementation by UNIPA, BAF grant signings and training, marine environmental educator training, and release of Hawksbill and Leatherback turtle hatchlings.

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BAF-Monthly Update-May 2019 FINAL (ENGLISH)1562107683
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Author(s): Madrina Mazhar
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Description: BAF-Monthly Newsletter, April 2019

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[Teropong News] Edition 29 Mar 20191554752105
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Description: Untuk mewujudkan pengelolaan Bentang Laut Kepala Burung (BLKB) secara berkelanjutan diperlukan kolaborasi berbagai
pihak.
Hal ini sejalan dengan Deklarasi Papua Barat sebagai Provinsi Konservasi yang diluncurkan oleh mantan gubernur Papua Barat, Abraam O
Atururi, pada 19 Oktober 2015 silam.
Guna mendukung implementasi Papua Barat sebagai Provinsi Konservasi, Blue Abadi Fund (BAF) meluncurkan program hibah siklus 2
melalui penandatanganan Kesepakatan Hibah guna mendukung 20 mitra lokal Papua dimana kegiatannya tersebar di BLKB dengan total
dana dukungan kurang lebih Rp25,2 miliar pada tahun 2019.

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[RRI] Edition 30 Mar 20191554751807
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Description: SORONG,sorongraya.co – Dalam rangka mewujudkan pengelolaan Bentang Laut Kepala Burung (BLKB) secara berkelanjutan dan
mendukung implementasi Papua Barat sebagai Provinsi Konservasi, Blue Abadi Fund (BAF) meluncurkan program
pengembangan, pemberdayaan serta pemanfaatan Sumber Daya Alam (SDA) dengan merangkul 20 mitra lembaga sosial
melalui pencairan dana siklus ke II tahun 2019 sebanyak 25,2 miliar rupiah.
Kolaborasi tersebut diwujudkan dengan penandatanganan kesepakatan hibah yang berlangsung di Swiss Belhotel Sorong
Kamis, 21 Maret 2019, yang dihadiri Yayasan KEHATI sebagai Administrator BAF, Conservation International (CI) Indonesia dan 20
lembaga sosial penerima dana Hibah BAF.

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Why it is Needed


Blue Abadi Film produced by Blue Sphere Media.

The Bird’s Head Seascape is globally unique, with the highest concentrations of marine life on Earth.

Facing threats from overfishing and destructive fishing, largely by foreign boats, the communities of the Bird’s Head Seascape teamed up with local and national governments as well as more than 30 other partners to protect this global treasure forever.

Nomensen Mambraku handling fishing in Raja Ampat. Illegal fishing by outside poachers is down

Together, this coalition of partners have reversed the decline, building a network of 12 ecologically connected, multiple-use marine protected areas (MPAs) covering 3.6 million hectares (9 million acres). Patrols in the MPAs have significantly reduced illegal fishing, leading to coral recovery, rebounding fish populations and stronger food security.
But the work is not done. Larger fish stocks — especially sharks — within the MPAs are becoming an even greater target for poachers. In addition, increasing threats from land-based development, pollution and climate change present new challenges.
Around the world, there are many examples of conservation gains lost when project funding ceased. The Blue Abadi Fund was created to ensure that the Bird’s Head Seascape will be protected forever.

What it Funds


Funds are exclusively available to local Indonesian institutions operating in the Bird’s Head Seascape and will be disbursed to:

  1. Support the effective co-management and enforcement of the Bird’s Head Seascape network of 12 marine protected areas.
  2. Mobilize and empower a network of local civil society organizations in the Bird’s Head Seascape to complement government-mandated conservation efforts through: environmental education and community outreach; improved monitoring; sustainable development of coastal livelihoods; and stronger networking, coordination and capacity development of Seascape stakeholders.

Village Rangers in Raja Ampat.

The Blue Abadi Fund will have two granting tracks, a primary granting facility and INOVASI, a small grants facility to support smaller local West Papuan organizations actively participating in the conservation and sustainable development of the Seascape.

How it Works


Funding Model


Securing the long-term benefits and financial sustainability of the Bird’s Head Seascape will be achieved through diversified revenue sources including government allocations, visitor fees, local financing mechanisms, and local fundraising. Over 70% of costs are already secured through local sources, with the largest contributor being the government itself.
While these local funding commitments are remarkable, a gap does remain. Together, the Bird’s Head Seascape coalition and the West Papuan regional government established the Blue Abadi Fund to fill the remaining gap. The Fund will incentivize local revenue sources and provide complementary grants to communities and local agencies so they can sustainably manage their marine resources into the future.
Once fully capitalized, the Blue Abadi Fund is expected to disburse approximately $1.4 million to local Seascape partners annually.

Fund Governance


Designed by Conservation International's Global Conservation Fund (GCF) in partnership with Starling Resources, The Nature Conservancy and WWF Indonesia, the Blue Abadi Fund follows all established best practices and standards for conservation trust funds as laid out by the Conservation Finance Alliance. A Papuan Advisory Council with high-ranking Papuan leaders advised on the fund development to ensure the fund structure was locally appropriate and has necessary support and buy-in from Papuan government and communities.
The Blue Abadi Fund will be governed by a multi-stakeholder Blue Abadi Governance Committee in Indonesia with 9-10 volunteer members, with representation from the local and national government, indigenous Papuan communities, conservation organizations, donors and the private sector. Special consideration will be given to ensure adequate inclusion of members appointed by indigenous peoples and members of all genders.
The Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation or Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia (KEHATI) has been selected as the initial fund administrator for the Blue Abadi Fund. KEHATI will be responsible for administering grants to the approved local partners in the Seascape, monitoring and evaluating grantee progress and compliance, and reporting annually to Blue Abadi Fund donors.

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