Seagrass planting campaign in Indonesia publicizes its importance to environment
November 05, 2017
Our partners in Indonesia organized a seagrass planting campaign over the weekend.
Citing the importance seagrass ecosystems to fish nurseries, coastal erosion and carbon capture, our partners highlighted the health of seagrass ecosystems in Indonesia.
While only 5% of the seagrass habitat in Indonesia is classified as healthy; their criteria quite stringent noting that “the status of the seagrass is determined by the area of cover in one area. Based on the Decree of the Minister of Environment Number 200 of 2004, sea grass can be said to be healthy if its cover reaches more than 60 percent” of a given area.