_Balikpapan Bay

East Kalimantan is one of the provinces with rich forest resources and diversity of flora and fauna including marine biodiversity. Balikpapan Bay is one of the important seascapes in East Kalimantan. From ecological standpoint, the bay has high biodiversity as it is where rivers from three districts/cities (i.e. North Penajam Paser District, Kutai Kartanegara District, and Balikpapan City) empty to.…

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In these times of distress amid this Covid-19 pandemic, the East Kalimantan Province Government and Parliament are instead pushing to pass the Provincial Bill on Coastal Zone and Small Island Zonation Plan (RZWP3K) that will seize the living space of coastal communities and destroy coastal and seascapes. The Special Committee is aiming to hold a hearing on 16 June 2020…

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Case Study: Mangrove Ecosystem in Balikpapan Bay East Kalimantan Mangroves are an ecosystem that occupies the coastal area and small islands in Indonesia. It has a prominent role in mitigating global climate change, and its existence needs to be protected. So far, governance for the mangrove ecosystem has not been handled properly, not well planned, and not involving the cross-sectoral…

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