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kokotuku. look deeper.
 

Welcome to paradise as nature intended. The area of Kokotuku is spread over almost 1200 hectares of virgin land. It includes the two majestic islands of Medang and Sebabi. The area is home to the long-tailed macaque, flying fox, water buffalo, and wild boar. And birds like the paradise-flycatcher, megapode, and drongo. The warm crystal clear waters are home to sea turtles, manta rays, barracuda, lion fish, clown fish, starfish and dugong. This natural phenomenon really does exist.

 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

— Albert einstein


 

WHERE THE PACIFIC MEETS the INDIAN.

Kokotuku. 20km from Labuan Bajo, West Mangarrai, Flores, Indonesia. This unspoilt paradise is at the gateway of the Komodo National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site. A natural wonderland and underwater paradise. It’s where the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean meet the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean making it home to the world’s largest biodiversity of marine life.

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Conservation by design

To preserve Kokotuku from the negative effects of mass tourism, the consortium has designed a 25-year spatial and land usage plan (RTBL) that has been accepted by the west manggarai government. Developed jointly with BAPPEDA (Badan Perencana Pembangunan Daerah) and BITA BINA Semesta Environmental consultants, It is the first important step to limit touristic developments to a maximum of 5% density for Kokotuku.

The consortium is striving to include the rtbl into the world bank’s integrated masterplan for the West manggarai regency to give our vision and plan a strong foundation.

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Preservation for Posterity

There is so much to protect and enhance in Kokotuku that its importance goes without saying. From the abundance of sea life and reefs to nature conservation and pristine bushland everything needs to be balanced, carefully planned and implemented.

 
 
 

outreach

Without proper education, resources and infrastructure the few local villages will suffer the unfortunate fate of other resort areas that grew too fast and will lose the most important thing to them – their identity. With the support of governments and international environmental experts, the Kokotuku Sanctuary Consortium will ensure that the communities and especially the children, prosper.

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conservation. fun. prosperity.

THE VISION IS TO ACHIEVE LONG TIME PROSPERITY FOR KOKOTUKU BY IMPLEMENTING A BALANCED MODEL FOR LUXURY TRAVEL AND CONSERVATION THAT WILL ONLY ENHANCE THE NATURAL BEAUTY AND BECOME THE ENVY OF Indonesia AND South-East asia - to serve as A MODEL to BE REPLICATED IN OTHER ENVIRONMENTALLY CHALLENGED AREAS IN Asia AND  the world.

 
 
 
 

The Kokotuku Sanctuary Consortium was formed in 2015 to preserve the area’s unique environment and wildlife through responsible stewardship of the land and seas.

The Consortium’s Masterplan (RTBL) outlays the highest priority to designate forestry preserves, restoration areas, electric-mobility zones, no-boating perimeters, mooring only policies, catch-and-release fishing practices, and extremely strict design requirements of all living developments.

 
 
 
 

FRANK THOMA
Founder, Kokotuku Sanctuary Consortium

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Friends of kokotuku

a force for good. together.

International support is needed to achieve our conservation goals.  We are humbly inviting conservation experts, celebrities and leaders that share the same ideas to become a ‘Friend of Kokotuku.’

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Nikolaus von Sandizell

Educating the world on the history and future of marine heritage. Founder/Director, ARQUEONAUTAS

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Asli Gedik

Investment banker turned influencer with a life mission to protect abused and endangered species. Founder/CEO, Wild@Life

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Gail Elliott

An English fashion designer and former supermodel that visits Kokotuku often and loves our community upgrade initiative. Founder/Creative Director, LittleJoeWoman

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Paul Hilton

Award winning conservation photojournalist with a present focus on the shark fin trade, palm oil and wildlife crimes. Owner/Director, Paul Hilton Photography

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Selin Maner

A fourth-generation architect, Selin earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, and a Master in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, receiving awards for exceptional merit from both institutions. Director, Selin Maner Architects

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Prof. DR. Christian Bauriedel

Christian is the professor of Environmental Architecture at Augsburg University and oversees a Masters Exchange program with Udayana University. His Master students facilitated a wind study on Kokotuku.

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Claus Sendlinger

A visionary and trendsetter in the hotel industry who believes in Kokotuku. In 2002 Condé Nast Traveler named Claus in their Top 50 list of world tourism experts, in the category of most creative and innovative international tourism entrepreneurs. Founder/CEO, DesignHotels.com

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Indra Budiman Syamwil Ph.D

Dr. Syamwil is a professor at the Institute of Technology Bandung Department of Architecture and teaches at the Master Program in Development Studies at the same university. He lends his expertise to Kokotuku in the area of sustainable development.