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Monday, April 16, 2018

Guarding the Sea Protectors

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has declared six of the seven sea turtle species as endangered. Sea turtles are under threat because of human activities such as deliberate capture, turtle egg theft and the destruction of their habitats-despite their important role in safeguarding marine ecosystems. But several groups have intervened to protect these majestic creatures. On the Selayar Island, South Sulawesi, a community of divers are partnering…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

A Dark Debacle in the Bay

Two weeks have passed, and the cargo ship MV Ever Judger has not left the waters of Balikpapan Bay in East Kalimantan. This ship, which sails under the flag of Panama, should have set sail on March 30, leaving Balikpapan with a cargo of 74,000 tons of coal, headed for Lumut, Perak, Malaysia. The captain had been authorized to leave by the port authority.