Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 30°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
30°C Partly Cloudy

Dry and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Thu

    25℃ - 32℃

  • Fri

    25℃ - 31℃

  • Sat

    26℃ - 30℃

Environment and Forestry Ministry launches book on maritime national parks

  • News Desk
    News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sun, June 4, 2017 | 03:55 pm
Environment and Forestry Ministry launches book on maritime national parks Lapopu waterfall Manupeu Tanah Danu and Laiwangi Wangameti National Parks (MaTaLaWa National Park) in West Sumba regency. (JP/Markus Makur)

The Environment and Forestry Ministry together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a book called The Magnificent Seven: Indonesia Marine National Park on June 2.

“With the launch of this book, the maritime national parks in Indonesia have to be the center of economic growth for the people who live around the area. We want to show the world the beauty of our marine biodiversity,” said Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar.

Read also: Edelweiss park: Safeguarding Tengger nature and tradition

“The book was created in six months and it consists of seven national parks with pictures from Indonesian underwater photographers. This biodiversity needs to be protected for the sake of the local people and tourism development. Our commitment to protecting marine ecosystems is an important part of UNDP Indonesia,” added the UNDP representative for Indonesia, Christophe Bahuet.

The maritime national parks listed in the book are Thousand Islands, Jakarta; Karimun Jawa, Central Java; Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi; Takabonerate South Sulawesi; Bunaken, North Sulawesi; Togean, Central Sulawesi and Cenderawasih Bay, Papua.

Read also: Cenderawasih Bay, a haven for whale shark enthusiasts

The launch was also attended by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, who suggested the book  be highlighted on websites indonesia.travel and kemenpar.go.id as a promotional tool for Indonesia tourism.

“If there’s a softcopy we can help promote it, it's part of our duty to do promotions for international tourists so they can appreciate the underwater beauty of Indonesia,” said Yahya. (asw)



Join the discussions