The Togean Islands are a cluster of rainforest-capped karst islands. (Karst is a landscape formed when minerals such as limestone dissolve, leaving ridges, caves, and towers.) A barrier reef and a myriad of patch reefs surround the islands. Illegal blast fishing is ongoing in the Togeans; there is virtually no enforcement of the laws against it.
The village is setting aside a 3,200-acre no-take fishing zone, which has been coordinated by Black Marlin Dive Resort. Seacology is providing local villages with a speedboat and radio equipment for patrolling, a guardhouse, and new infrastructure for the village of Tomil.