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Jakarta Post

Indonesia proposes joint commitment on mangrove restoration

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 25, 2019   /  07:40 pm
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Pristine: An aerial view of the mangrove forest zone in Teluk Bintuni regency, West Papua.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Indonesia has invited five countries that have mangrove forests — Australia, Kenya, Mexico, Jamaica and Ghana — to make a joint commitment to restoring and rehabilitating mangroves as an effort to overcome the adverse effects of climate change, according to a ministry official. The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry’s anti-illegal fishing task force led Indonesia’s delegation at the fifth Sherpa meeting for the High Level Panel (HLP) for a Sustainable Ocean Economy in Amsterdam last week. The High-Level Panel was initiated by Norway and consists of 14 countries: Norway, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Palau and Portugal. In addition to representing a combined 60 percent of the world’s total sea area, they also represent about 30 percent of the world’s mangrove areas. At the event,...