Please add your voice and join us in protecting the most biodiverse marine area on the planet - clink the link in our bio to sign the petition along with 14,000+ others.
West Papua, Indonesia is one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth as it's home to more than 1,800 species of fish, three-quarters of the world's hard corals, the world's largest mangrove forest, and the world's second largest rainforest. In 2015, the provincial governor of West Papua made a groundbreaking declaration, laying the foundation to create the world's first "Conservation Province" or "Provinsi Konservasi," which would ensure the longterm environmental health of the entire region by establishing comprehensive ecosystem-based marine and land protected areas, enacting regulations and oversight to achieve sustainable development practices across all industires, and empower local communities to control and protect crucial community resources.
@bluespherefoundation and @conservationid have been working together for the last three years to drive the adaption of this historic law. Most recently, they went on a media tour and engaged with more than 25,000 people, which resulted in a petition signed by more than 700 local leaders in support of the Provinsi Konservasi legislation (the Perdasus). The legislation will be reviewed in the November 2018 parliamentary session.
This law is our best chance to secure protections for this global jewel and pave the way to a sustainable future for its people.
Follow @shawnheinrichs, founder of Blue Spere Foundation, to learn more about how you can help this critical legislation pass!
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