They are great for carbon absorption and offer huge economic values for local communities because they provide habitat for fish, also their fruits can be used to make jam, syrup and chips.
Blast fishing is a prevalent and serious issue in Indonesia, an archipelagic country with rich marine biodiversity.
1.2 hectares of the regency’s area have been designated as a Marine Protected Area (MPA), making Anambas one of the largest conservation areas in Indonesia.
Organisms that live in the benthic zone are called benthos, the term itself comes from the Greek word meaning “depth of sea.”
Indonesia is struggling with managing its own trash. Not only is the country the second largest plastic waste contributor in the world, but it is also in the second place for the largest food waster, wasting 300kg of food per person per year.
Should humans be scared of sharks and rays? Or should these marine animals fear us? Sharks do look scary with their menacing teeth and stares, and rays with their whip-like tails. But despite their intimidating appearances these two animals actually do not like to bother humans, let alone thinking of us as their prey.
A busy first few months of 2021 marked the start of a new chapter for us here at the Foundation; in 2021, we are getting back to full speed to make up for the lost time due to the pandemic. What an exciting year for us as we have a line-up of new plans, strategies, activities and programs.
If you are visiting Kiabu Village and wondering what to eat there, here are the four traditional foods that are loved by the local community and true culinary delights:
Anambas Islands Regency is known as a tropical paradise due to its remarkable marine biodiversity. One primary biodiversity type in this region is the ecological diversity consisting of three tropical marine ecosystems: coral reefs, mangrove and seagrass.
What are corals? You see them in tropical ocean waters, they come in may shapes and forms, they are colorful and home to about 25 percent of all marine creatures.