A scheme to protect the coral reef surrounding Atauro Island in Timor-Leste has been attracting attention from the international media. The local communities on the island are resurrecting traditional Timorese land management laws known as Tara Bandu, while developing community-based tourism initiatives to preserve the most biodiverse coral reef in the world.

click on the link to read the BBC Travel article by Richard Collett https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210518-east-timor-a-young-nation-reviving-ancient-laws