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Indonesia plans to protect its seas by extending its marine protected area network

Only about 25% of Indonesia’s current network of marine protected areas has proved effective at conserving fish stocks and biodiversity. Image: Unsplash/Anggit Rizkianto

Basten Gokkon

Writer, Mongabay

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Only about 25% of Indonesia’s current network of marine protected areas has proved effective at conserving fish stocks and biodiversity, and at ensuring equitable benefits for ocean-dependent communities. Image: Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay
From 2030 to 2045, the Indonesian government plans to triple the marine protected area coverage to 975,000 km2 (376,000 mi2). Image: Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay
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