Established in January 2008 by a small group of dedicated professionals, LINI is one of the few Indonesian non-profits currently working towards the development of community-based marine conservation areas to promote sustainable fisheries in Indonesia.
LINI works to support the conservation and management of coastal marine resources through science, and the education and empowerment of coastal communities. Our work is primarily implemented through collaboration with local stakeholders including local government, community groups, the private sector and local NGOs.
LINI continues to develop, field-test and refine a range of training materials to ensure their appropriateness for the many diverse coastal communities, whose needs are varied and often site-specific.
We have worked together with community groups in northern Bali to pilot reef rehabilitation programs to support Marine Conservation Areas management. Healthier reefs have been the basis for improved and sustainable livelihoods in the communities we work with. They have contributed to protecting community beaches from storm surges, providing a sustainable source for food- and ornamental fish, and creating opportunities for eco-tourism activities in the region.
LINI’s mission is to work with marginalized coastal communities to reverse the degradation of Indonesian coral reefs and raise awareness about responsible and sustainable marine resource use. We do this by focusing on: 1. Science & Education – Promoting coastal ecosystem conservation and restoration through research, education and capacity building within communities and local governments. 2. Sustainable Livelihoods – Promoting the development of sustainable and responsible fishing and marine ornamental business practices. 3. Partnerships – Providing a platform to link fishermen, the private sector, scientists and conservation actors, and governments.