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Indonesia protects Mantas - Great news


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#1 Drew

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

Normally it's all glum news but this silver lining came up last month.  Indonesia recognized the revenue potential of manta tourism and has come up with legislation to protect mantas in Indonesia waters.  It is still unclear how implementation and enforcement is going to be handled in the 10000+ islands with their various provinces, but it is going in the right direction!

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:17 AM

That sounds like a good start.  Of course, it remains to be determined how well it is implemented, but at least they are recognizing the need which is a plus.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

Good to hear them finally succumb to the pressure of the Eco tourists. Shows they know who butters their bread for the long term.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:31 PM

Great news :clapping:  but as said the implementation/enforcement will be the tricky bit.

 

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 05:21 PM

Shot last week on Lombok, Indo, someone needs to tell the fishermen. A still taken from GoPro Hero 3+ footage and edited in photoshop.

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