Our Story

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’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.