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Treasures On The Coast

Indonesia has a vast potential for marine ecotourism. According to Greenpeace, the country boasts more than 50,000 square meters of coral reefs. Additionally, parts of the archipelago are covered by three million hectares of mangrove forests, according to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Unquestionably, Indonesia offers some of…

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Mangrove Revival

Serdang Bedagai’s fishermen protect their coastal areas by planting mangroves, which they eventually harvest and sell. These fishermen have transformed their neighborhoods into an ecotourism zone.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Malady of Papua

Young coconut shell was on the lunch menu of Fransisca Patatcot and her son on Saturday two weeks ago. Sitting next to each other on the wooden porch of the Santo Petrus Paulus Church, Pulau Tiga District, Asmat Regency, Papua, they snacked on the coconut shell. When the coconut shell was finished, she began eating the husk.