UNESCO Confirm Wakatobi as World Biosphere Reserve
At the meeting of the International Coordinating Council (ICC) to the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere-24 in Paris in last July 11 to 13, it has been confirmed that the Wakatobi Marine National Park is located in Southeast Sulawesi province is recorded as a World Biosphere Reserve, along with 20 other world-recognized reserve .
The main objective of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve program is to ensure a harmonious balance between man, nature and the environment by ensuring the sustainable resources available.
It means that Indonesia has already had eight World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO recognized, among others: Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan, West Java Cibodas Parks, National Park Lore Lindu in Central Sulawesi, Gunung Leuser National Park in Aceh and North Sumatra, Siberut areas in West Sumatra and Riau Small Giam Siak, via Indonesia.travel Indopos source.
Located in triangle of Asia-Pacific reefs, Wakatobi stands for four main islands: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, dan Binongko. Wakatobi Marine National Park has an area of 1.4 million hectares consisting of several islands and the sea, which contains 942 species of marine fish and 750 species of corals from a total of 850 species of corals. This compares to 50 species of coral in the Caribbean and 300 at the site of the famous Egyptian Red Sea diving.
The main objective of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve program is to ensure a harmonious balance between man, nature and the environment by ensuring the sustainable resources available, to build local economies, while protecting natural and cultural diversity, explained by a spokesman for the Department of Forestry, Sumarto, to the press , as reported by Indopos.
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