OCEAN CONSERVATION: Onemobaa

In 2023, in an effort to emphasise the need for well-regulated marine protected areas, I created a portfolio of 100+ underwater photographs documenting the Wakatobi National Park. Wakatobi is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in Southeast Sulawesi, and stands as a testament to more than two decades of collective conservation efforts resulting in having the highest number of reef and fish species in the world. All images were photographed within the bounds of the Wakatobi National Park.

My documentation of these uniquely rich habitats try to highlight the need for well-regulated, well-enforced marine protected areas which can provide Well-enforced marine protected areas can provide significant ecological benefits, increase resilience to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and allow for ecosystem recovery. Our oceans are the largest ecosystem on Earth, they feed us, regulate our climate, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe. We must support their protection.

Published in part in Atmos Magazine, Vol 9.