Disaster is likely to be sustainable in developing countries like Indonesia. As a result of illegal deforestation practices systematically during this, most people in this country now have to bear the risks. Not least among those who have lost property, even lives, due to floods and landslides swept. Countries also have to bear huge losses. Hence, no one if the Indonesian government declared all-out war against the perpetrators.
Environmental damage that is not less fierce ensued in the ocean. As has been reported recently, no less 61% than 51 thousand square kilometers of coral reefs in Indonesian waters was in critical condition. One of them classified as severe in the Thousand Islands, an estimated 95% of coral reefs in these waters even dead.
If not immediately rehabilitated, it will undoubtedly lead to environmental damage and economic losses are very serious. Because, in essence coral reefs have a very important function as a place of spawning, the care for marine life, as well as the source germplasm.
The reason, no need to be denied again, among others, because triggered by overfishing, mangrove deforestation, and industrial estate development that violates the provisions of the environment in coastal areas. An indication of the blind, for example, can be listened to from scale theft of marine products whose value is extraordinary.
In short, step saving coral reefs from destruction, it seems, could no longer negotiable. And there are many ways you can do to it. In essence, if the Indonesian government would mean it, this step must be done in an integrated and involve all elements of society.
One example is there are some local governments along the coastal fishermen’s groups and NGOs work together to initiate the program saving coral reefs in these waters to avoid the act of destruction is widespread.
Among them through the workshop. This program tries to change the habits of fishermen that fishing techniques in deep water was still profitable and environmentally friendly than the use of explosives and narcotic substances. In addition, they began to develop the cultivation of high-value seafood such as tuna, skipjack, grouper, snapper, napoleon, squid, and shrimp.
The result of a thorough indeed could not be immediately felt. Because, to rehabilitate damaged coral reef area that, at least, takes the tempo for 10 to 20 years. However, if successful, this initiative will undoubtedly encourage the economic life of society to do better.
If that happens, then what are you waiting? Because if not, surely a more powerful disaster will befall future generations.