Children living on Indonesia’s coast get free goggles to enjoy – and save – precious reef


Nihiwatu Beach, a natural, beautiful and mostly undeveloped beach on the island of Sumba, Indonesia. At its two extremities, two reefs protect the beach from severe storms and are largely responsible for the white colored sand. The reefs are also a great source of food for the local villagers. Captions and photos source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Indonesia’s maritime affairs minister has come up with an unconventional way to help preserve precious reefs from marine pollution: distribute boatloads of free goggles to children in the archipelago’s remote coastal regions. She wants to give next generation ‘the eyes’ to appreciate the marine world…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK (08-04-2018)

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Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land…

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