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Environment, Conservation & Community 

We have many years of experience working with Ecotourism, NGO's & Aid Agencies, Communities & Businesses 

Projects/programs include: Commercial Property Design & Construct, Social & Environmental Programs - Solid Waste Mgt, Water Mgt, Coral Reef Protection, Rainforest Protection, Sewage/Wastewater Treatment, Design & Mgt Eco-Tourism

 

A dive resort, Raja Ampat, West Papua 2016
Sorong, Raja Ampat 2017
Sponsored Refuse Disposal in Bali
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Coral Reef Protection in RAJA AMPAT one of the last, great places left
Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

Our Coral Reef Protection Program in remote and beautiful Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia 

Raja Ampat is the epicentre of tropical marine biodiversity.. it is truly one of the last great places however Raja Ampat is not pristine, it's damaged, but as you can see in the photos below, it still has gorgeous and incredibly diverse coral reefs.

Raja Ampat's reefs are immanently threatened by a range of threats. We believe we must save as many of them as we can before a lack of regulation, over-exploitation, rapid development or the Crown of Thorns starfish destroys these increasingly rare marine ecosystems.  

Working with locals and government in 2017 we created the first Locally Protected Area marked with special buoys and designated a No Fishing & No Anchoring Zone. Over 18months we've facilitated the creation of many more Locally Protected Areas*. In 2018 we raised the alarm about a very serious outbreak of the Crown of Thorns Starfish which is now the most urgent threat to Raja Ampat's coral reefs. 

To date, funding has been generously provided by Bill Price & family from the USA. This program is about value for money, directly linking the donors via our pro bono work and the use of our boat, to local people and practical solutions. 

Success working with local people has led us to continue the work. Our basic concept: Conservation only succeeds when local people are doing it.. is being proven effective in the field and as long as the funding continues we're going to continue working with locals fighting the Crown of Thorns and creating more protected areas.

So please, spread the word & tell your friends! We've achieved a lot but there is still much left to do, you can follow our progress on *Facebook: Norm Van't Hoff 

Greening your business 

We offer practical advise & methods to help you re-invent your business to become greener and more sustainable

 

We can help you with sustainable: Housekeeping, pest control, guest activities, operations, organic meals, staff training, community development, landscaping & food gardens, project design, green business promotions 

Sustainable tourism & housing

From concept development to design & construction

We design innovative projects that showcase true, practical sustainability.. social, environmental and economic

 

Composite concretes for better insulation & lighter weight - Laminated (farm-grown) timber columns & beams - All bamboo buildings - Unique, organic or modern designs - always solar-passive for comfort & energy saving

 

If you want a unique, healthier & more sustainable construction project, we can help you realize your vision

Permaculture Training - Food Production Gardens

Permaculture Courses - Provide expats, local people & tourism staff with very practical ways to create productive food gardens as well broad-ranging guidelines on how to be more environmentally responsible

Permaculture principals define sustainable connections between our built, social & natural environments 

Courses can be taught in English or Indonesian, and can range from 3 to 12 days

beautiful corals Birie Batanta trip 3 Sept 2017