Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Status of coral reefs in the biawak island marine protected area west java province
Author(s): Iwang Gumilar, Ibnu Faizal, dan Syawalludin Alisyahbana Harahap
Abstract: This study aims to analyze the status of the coral reef in Biawak Island Marine Protection Area (MPA). This study used the survey method and analyzed in description. The time range for analyzing from 2004 to 2018. The parameters used in the analysis are coral coverage. The results indicated that coral reefs in Biawak Island MPA are generally spread in the north, west, south and east. The condition of the coral reefs in the west and south is better than the north and east. The condition of coral reefs from 2004-2018 experienced a trend of change that varied in each location with a positive tendency. In 2004 coral cover in the north had a fairly low percentage, while the south part had a high percentage. In 2010, there were negative trends. However, in 2011, 2016, 2017 and 2018, there was a positive tendency to increase coral reef cover in all stations. In other words, the status of coral reef in the Biawak Island MPA tends to improve.