Bali Marine Rapid Assessment Program 2011 contains the findings from marine biological assessments of fifty-two sites around the coast of Bali. The purpose of the survey was to collect data on biodiversity and coral reef health in order to provide recommendations for the government of Bali to establish a network of marine protected areas. The team found high diversity and endernism, including at least fifteen species and many reef fishes and corals that were previously unknown to science. Many coral reefs that had historically been damaged are recovering surprisingly well, yet several threats and management problems remain. Detailed conservation recommendations also are provided.
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Putu Liza Kusuma Mustika is the Bali Marine Protected Areas network manager for Conservation International.
I Made Jaya Ratha is the Bali Marine Protected Areas Network technical officer for Conservation International.
Saleh Purwanto was the head of the Marine and Fisheries Resources Improvement Division of the Marine and Fisheries Agency Bali until his retirement in 2011.
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