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Misool Ecoresort, Indonesia

Misool Eco Resort (MER), a dive lodge in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, has successfully partnered with local communities in a destination stewardship programme to stop rampant shark finning and destructive fishing practices. In 2005, they secured a long-term lease from local communities, providing local people with much-needed sustainable income, to establish a 425 km2 No Take Zone, expanded in 2010 to cover 1,220 km2 .