The construction of a giant wall at sea, to avoid the effect of sea level rise, will increasingly Jakarta flood. Mitigation should be done with the expansion of green areas and river dredging periodically. “Giant Sea Wall will give birth to a number of new problems that harm communities and government,” said Mida Saragih, National Coordinator of the Civil Society Forum for Climate Justice (CSF – CJI) , Tuesday (17/9/2013) in Jakarta.
Ten years ago, fishermen from Cirebon, Indonesia can be extended to Jakarta bay to search for crab. The result can be many more, than five years later. Now they have to bite the finger, because crabs almost never exist again in Jakarta Bay.
Although the Indonesian government has issued regulations regarding the protection of children from the obligation to perform the work, in fact there are many children of fishermen who were forced to work for at least five hours per day. This report was issued by the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (Kiara), Friday (05/07/2013).
Perhaps not many people know, if every June 8th is World Oceans Day. On the same day, hundreds of turtles slaughtered in Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia. Looting international marine species are now threatened, even though in the most protected areas in Indonesia.
A recent report released results of the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice (Kiara) in Jakarta, showed a drastic increase case of illegal fishing in Indonesian ocean, between 2011 and 2012. In 2011 illegal fishing case occurred 104 cases, but by 2012 had increased to 3,782 cases.
Now, the existence of a marine national park in Indonesia is difficult to develop. It because of overlap with the private ownership of small islands in it. While in reality the private ownership of these islands, did not contribute for the conservation in the marine national park.
“Most of the tour organizer imposed contribution fee when the people come, but it contributes only for personal benefit, not for financing the preservation of the area,” explained F.Kurung, head of the Karimun Jawa National Park , Central Java, Indonesia, Thursday (06/06/2013).
Shark massacre is considered excessive. Every second, two sharks were slaughtered, and Indonesia was the world’s top shark slayer. CEO of WWF Indonesia, Efransjah, stated in the campaign #SOSharks (Save Our Sharks) in Jakarta, Friday (10/5/13).
The data is based on the results of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) study, which shows that Indonesia is at the top of the 20 countries in the world’s largest shark catchers. The practices done to 38 million sharks each year, from about 26-73 million sharks are caught in activities of world fisheries. This means about 1-2 individual sharks caught every second of it.