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Nature Conservancy Extension: Indonesia

The Nature Conservacy (TNC) is extending its coverage of marine and terrestrial conservations to a number of conservation areas in Indonesia including Maluku, East Kalimantan, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and West Papua, a TNC director was quoted.

Communication Director of the TNC Indonesia, Dicky Sofjan, said here Tuesday the measure was taken due to the threats against the natural diversity in Indonesia, especially due to excessive exploitations of forest and marine resources.

Among the concrete threats are illegal logging and excessive fish poaching using destructive devices like bombs and cyanide. “A research shows fish in the world will extinct in 42 years,” he said.

Dicky pointed out that the terrestrial conservation would be focused on forests and all habitats of living creatures on land. The conservations would be centered in East Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi.

The TNC also planned to extend its carts conservation area in East Kalimantan. “The program is expected to be implemented in 2007,” he said.

The TNC would likewise concentrate on the marine conservation in East Kalimantan, Komodo Island in East Nusa Tenggara and West Papua.

The TNC is a conservation organization operating across the world focusing on the protection of land and marine ecology. The organization started working in Indonesia through the program on the management of the Lore Lindu National Park.

Source: Antara News