Indonesia Declares Protected Zone Around Mola Mola Grounds

November 23, 2010

Here’s a bit of [hopefully] good news from Indonesia: the AFP reports that the Indonesian government has declared a large area around Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan a special protected zone where destructive fishing practices like cyanide and dynamite will be prohibited, as will be the dumping of raw sewage and other damaging practices.

The Nusa Penida area is a popular dive destination for people hoping to spot the elusive Mola Mola – the world’s largest bony fish.

The project will be supported by donations from The Nature Conservancy and USAID, as well as the local government.

Filed under: News — Michael @ 9:21 am

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