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Environmental Threats in IKN

Monday, June 10, 2024

Nusantara Capital City’s massive development caused mangrove deforestation. Irrawaddy dolphins and dugongs’ habitat in the Balikpapan Bay is also under threat.

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General view of mangrove area at Balikpapan Bay, one of the nearby areas of Nusantara Capital City, in East Kalimantan, March 7, 2023. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan . tempo : 172186792153.

OVER the past six months, unusual activities have occurred across from the Cita Sabut Port owned by Itci Hutani Manunggal, located in Sabut hamlet, Sepaku subdistrict, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan. Heavy machinery was deployed seemingly out of the blue to uproot at least four hectares of yellow mangrove in the upper reaches of Balikpapan Bay.

The piles of mangrove wood are then buried with soil to form landfills. The government h

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Abadallah Naem contributed to this article.
 

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