By : Setyawati Fitrianggraeni
Indonesia currently has 101 marine conservation areas with a total area of 28.9 million hectares . The Indonesian government has set a target for the area of marine conservation to reach 32.5 million hectares by 2030. This target represents an ideal achievement as it reaches 10 percent of Indonesia’s total marine area
The importance of marine conservation is being highlighted through programs such as the Blue Economy, which aims to expand marine conservation areas in Indonesia to achieve this target by 2030.
Indonesia possesses several aquatic conservation areas managed by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries. Some of them include the Pieh Islands and Surrounding Seas Marine Tourism Park in West Sumatra Province, the Anambas Islands Marine Tourism Park in the Riau Islands Province, and the Gili Ayer, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan Marine Tourism Park in West Nusa Tenggara Province
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