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The Indonesian government has announced the ban of manta ray fishing in the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This EEZ spans about 6 million square kilometers (or 2.3 million square miles) and is the world’s largest protected area for these beautiful species. In recent years, manta ray fishing has become popular and has led to its vulnerability towards extinction.
Rarely seen in the ocean, swimming with manta rays is a unique opportunity. I was blessed to have the opportunity to swim with manta rays last December. Seeing these breathtaking species swim so gracefully and somersault under the sea changed my life. Visit Indonesia to experience the rare opportunity of swimming with manta rays! Remember to keep the ocean clean to keep manta rays healthy and happy!
Photo: Shawn Heinrichs-Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Mount Kelud, located close to Surabaya in East Java, erupted on Thursday night leading to the evacuation of over 100,000 people and closure of three airports. These three airports are located in Surabaya, Yogyakarta and Solo, and has resulted in mass flight cancellations. About 200,000 people live within the 10 km radius of Mount Kelud, and surrounding areas are still experiencing ash showers.
Please reblog to spread awareness. Praying for the safety of those affected.
Image: Slamet Riyadi/AP
Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, Indonesia has been erupting on and off since September, and this past Saturday erupted once again resulting 14 deaths. Let’s hope for the safety and recovery of locals in Sinabung.
Photo: S Aditya/Reuters
You may have heard of the recent floods happening around Indonesia. Like last year, this year’s heavy and continuous rainfall has brought massive floods to many areas, leading to no electricity access in some areas and over 45000 people displaced in Jakarta alone.
In times of crisis, consider helping communities by donating to one of the disaster relief organizations, volunteering your time in helping out flood victims, or donating goods to flood areas.
I’ll be getting and delivering supplies to several flood areas in Jakarta this weekend. I hope you’ll join in this effort by helping out flood victims as well.
(Image is from www.news.cn)