ABOVE | BELOW | BEYOND
BAF exists to protect and rehabilitate the ecosystem of the Anambas archipelago and elevate the communities’ welfare.
Founded in April 2018, Anambas Foundation (AF) is an Indonesian Foundation that aims to improve the overall ecosystem in the Anambas, both underwater and terrestrial, as well as sustainably lifting the community’s welfare.
The Anambas archipelago consists of more than 255 islands across ten sub-districts and of the 45,000 people, 75-80% of them heavily rely on the ocean for their livelihood. Located in the Coral Triangle, the Anambas has outstanding marine biodiversity presenting great potential for eco-marine tourism.
Fringing reefs are easily accessible and the water is typically clear, warm and sheltered which are ideal for both snorkeling and scuba diving. Sadly, however, the legacy of unsustainable and unregulated fishing practices by local fishermen and the industrial fishing vessels, poor solid waste management, marine debris, and deforestation are still visible in the area.
This remote picturesque paradise is not shielded from many threats to its ecosystem. Anambas Foundation is trying to improve the ecosystem of the Anambas through three main pillars: Forest Conservation, Marine Conservation and Community Development. In implementing our activities, Anambas Foundation is working directly with the communities through close coordination with the District Government of the Anambas.