Kalabia Initiative on Environmental Education

Kalabia Initiative on Environmental Education

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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Dates / Project duration

July 2011 - June 2012 / 1 years

Field of action :

Development of marine protected areas

Branch :


Location :

Papua New Guinea, Indonesia

Project sponsor(s) :

Conservation International



The Raja Ampat archipelago in the North West of Papua New Guinea stretches more than 5 million hectares and consists of nearly 1,500 islands.

The aim is to rally the local population to preserve their magnificent environment by launching a floating educational centre for marine conservation. A boat named “Kalabia”, in reference to the local “walking shark”, will sail to over 100 villages to set up educational programmes for school children and young adults.