This report contains the findings from a rapid marine biological assessment of the Anambas Islands in western Indonesia conducted in May 2012. The scientists researching the area offer detailed accounts of reef communities, as well as information on the flora and fauna in the region, including several species new to science.
The editors of A Rapid Marine Biological Assessment of Anambas Islands, Indonesia have assembled conservation recommendations based on the results.
Putu Liza Kusuma Mustika is the science communications consultant of marine programs at Conservation International Indonesia. Suharsono is a senior scientist at the Indonesia National Science Institute. Arisetiarso Soemodinoto is a scientist at the Nature Conservancy Indonesia Program. Riyanto Basuki is head of subdirectorate of marine area conservation in the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.