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Are Indonesian Reefs Half Dead?

Coral is in trouble in Indonesia despite vast areas of "protected" marine zones. This is cultural and economic folks.

Something we think about a lot is the health of the ocean. We also know that the United States and western ideology is largely blamed for the world's problems. Upon further analysis though - like reading international news sources carefully - you will find that the level of pollution and damage to the oceans being talked about is not happening here.

Dead Coral

This is from NetralEnglish.com - an Indonesian web site:

MAKASSAR, NETRALNEWS.COM - Fish Quarantine Agency for Quality Control and Fishery Products Safety (BKIPM) reports that coral reef damage rate in Indonesia has reached 46 percent of the total area nationally.

"Nationwide level of damage has reached 46 percent and the figure is not much different from that in South Sulawesi waters," said Head of KIPM Makassar Sitti Chadijah in Makassar, Monday (08/28/2017).

She said based on data, the number of marine conservation areas in South Sulawesi reached 16 million hectares, of which there is also one marine park area, a tourist park and four conservation areas.

The whole story is here.



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