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Emergency Message from Wallacea

Wise people say humans must protect biodiversity as a legacy from the past, because later, when we understand, it will benefit life.

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A herd of babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) bathing in the Adudu puddle in the Nantu Forest, Saturday (22/6/2019).
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A herd of babirusa (Babyrousa babyrussa) bathing in the Adudu puddle in the Nantu Forest, Saturday (22/6/2019).

In the Indonesian context, unfortunately, wisdom is just merely words and rarely used as consideration in managing natural resources, especially biodiversity. The latest example is the threat of massive deforestation on the Wallacea Islands, mainly due to mining, plantation and agricultural activities.

In an event organized by the Institute for Sustainable Earth and Resources at the University of Indonesia (ISER-UI) in collaboration with various international and national science institutions, the latest studies and reports regarding the Wallacea Islands raised concern of all the participants.

Editor:
SYAHNAN RANGKUTI
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