Where we work : Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste, ATSEA-2 is based in several municipalities, where a range of projects will be initiated. These activities will include the strengthening of existing Marine Protected Areas (MPA), while also designating a new MPA and promoting alternative livelihoods for the communities that live and work in these locations. A variety of Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) plans will be developed and implemented, focusing on alternative livelihoods and capacity building.

Município Viqueque

ATSEA-2 will use an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in Município Viqueque, to improve and protect red snapper  fisheries.

Municípios Manatuto & Manufahi

The ATSEA-2 Programme will design and support the designation of Betano to Claluc MPA.

Barique Posto Administrativo & Município Manatuto

Several Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) plans will be developed, implemented and expanded, featuring climate change adaptations. The development of alternative livelihoods and capacity building in local communities are also supported.

Município Covalima

In an effort to address pollution impacting the ATS region, the Programme will provide training and facilitate knowledge exchanges related to oil spill response and preparedness. 

Município Lautem

In Timor-Leste’s Lautem municipality, the ATSEA-2 Programme will focus on strengthening Nino Konis Santana MPA management, supporting a locally managed marine area in the adjacent waters and promoting alternative livelihoods for local people.