coral reefs and diver in Taka Bonerate National Park

Taka Bonerate National Park

Taka Bonerate is a marine reserve in the Flores Sea - south of Sulawesi Island of Indonesia. It's the third-largest atoll in the world, and the largest in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, which holds quite unique and rich biodiversity. Even though it's been included in UNESCO World Network Biosphere Reserves in 2015, managing the park has been always a challenging task. I visited the park when I was shooting and co-hosting Teroka (a knowledge documentary programme on Kompas TV) and witnessed how hard to it was to maintain more than 530 thousand hectares kept intact with very limited resources. 

Tinabo Island
Tinabo Island

Tinabo Island is the home base for the Taka Bonerate National Park authority to monitor its more-than-500-hectares area.

Diver and Coral Reefs
Diver and Coral Reefs
Diver and Coral Reefs
Diver and Coral Reefs
Filming the reef scape.
Filming the reef scape.
Corals' Reflection.
Corals' Reflection.
Coral reefs monitoring program.
Coral reefs monitoring program.

The Taka Bonerate National Park rangers conduct a regular coral reefs habitat monitoring across the park.

The Coral Reefs
The Coral Reefs
The deep trench
The deep trench
Coral reefs and Divers
Coral reefs and Divers
Underwater filming.
Underwater filming.
The sun.
The sun.
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