Assessing the impact of marine protected area establishment on livelihoods: A case study of Pantar Island, NTT, Indonesia.
- Dr Natasha Stacey
- Prof Owen Stanley
- Prof Anthony Cunningham
The ecological benefits of marine protected areas are relatively well recognized, however, the contributions of marine protected areas to improve the livelihoods of coastal villagers are still in debate. To address this issue, the sustainable livelihood approach is used as a basis of analysis to explore the complexity of livelihoods in Pantar Island and to what extent they will be affected once the protected