The Last Coral Kingdom


Timor-Leste’s vision for a blue economy

Heralded as home to the most biodiverse coral reef left on Earth, Timor-Leste is a young island nation aiming to transform its future and protect its waters with a new blue “ocean” economy.

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How tradition, culture, and faith can help us protect the ocean
Dedy Martins
5 min read
Reconnecting with the ocean in Timor-Leste
Asiem Sanyal
4 min read
Wawata Topu: The women divers sustainably managing coastal resources
Cristina Mittermeier
8 min read

Jemima “Mima” Gomes

Scuba diving into community-led marine conservation
Finding a Balance in Timor-Leste’s Blue Economy
Ted Alcorn
10 min read

Andy Mann

Timor-Leste: How the ocean weaves into the fabric of daily life

José Ramos-Horta

The former Timorese President’s journey from the mountains to the sea



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Journey to Timor

Behind the scenes of conservation storytelling with the SeaLegacy team


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Women in the Water

Meet the Wawata Topu, the mermaids of Atauro Island in Timor-Leste


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The Kingdom

Former president José Ramos-Horta sees his country’s reefs for the first time


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