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SOS mangrove
In the 1980s, 1,776 hectares of mangrove forest surrounded Tanakeke Island, Indonesia (Southeast Asia). Following the introduction of aquaculture and shrimp and fish farming, the island lost more than 70% of its mangroves. Aquaculture has proven to be unsustainable and for some years a program to safeguard the mangroves has been underway. Environmental organizations and the country's authorities have decided on a twenty-year action plan: the restoration of 70 hectares and the protection of 1,000 hectares.
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