Eales, Jacqualyn et al. What is the evidence documenting the effects of marine or coastal nature conservation or natural resource management activities on human well-being in South East Asia? A systematic map. Environment International. 2021. Vol 151.

Azzeri, Amirah. A Review of Published Literature Regarding Health Issues of Coastal Communities in Sabah, Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1533.

Garniati, Leuserina et al. Towards sustainable marine and coastal planning for Taka Bonerate Kepulauan Selayar Biosphere Reserve: Indonesian case study to The Global Challenge Research Fund Blue Communities ProjectIOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 298 012008. 2019.

Praptiwi, Radisti A et al. Bird diversity in transition zone of Taka Bonerate, Kepulauan Selayar Biosphere Reserve, Indonesia. Bioversitas. V20, No 3, p.820-824 mar 2019.

Boey, Sharlene S. et al. Initializing multi-stakeholder engagement in the context of Marine Protected Area management and capacity-building programmes: A Tun Mustapha Park case study. Journal of Research Management & Governance, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 31-37, dec. 2018.


Other outputs

Policy Briefs

Systematic evidence map on the interactions between marine conservation management and the health and well-being of coastal communities in Southeast Asia. 
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Make a change today - A GCRF Blue Communities song
The GCRF Blue Communities team from the Western Philippines University (WPU) worked with students from Central Taytay National High School (Palawan, Phillipines) to create and produce this wonderful song about protecting our natural environment for future generations. 

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Media articles

Keeping our heritage via voices of youths
Article published in Daily Express of East Malaysia in 2020 about the Coastal Community Festival organised by Universiti Malaya which enabled community engagement with school students. The initiative was supported by Blue Communities.


Interactive Systematic Map
Evidence synthesis map showing how marine conservation activities in SE Asia affect the health and well-being of local people.

Read more about the map 



Blue Communities mural
Young artists in front of their Blue Communities mural
Above: Young artists and the Western Philippines University proudly present the Blue Communities mural, following a series of workshops on Future Scenarios. For more information please visit the blog post Thinking about futures.


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