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July 10,2012 | Source: ABC
Three years in the making, the International Coral Reef Symposium has opened in the Australian city of Cairns with a call to governments around the world to take action to preserve coral reefs.
At the heart of the conference are the themes of coral reef science, management and conservation, with some 2,000 international delegates in attendance.
Presenter: Liam Cochrane
Speaker: Professor Jamal Jompa, director, Centre for Coral Reef Research, Hasanuddin University
JOMPA: Frankly speaking this is a good way of really sharing ideas so we don't have to reinvent the wheel and solving this problem, because the problems are really very serious, we cannot wait too long to think and to study, but we really need to have actions. In the Indonesian case, we do have a lot of problems, I think just like other cities and maybe developed countries in natural resource utilisation and especially coral reef utilisation. So the way in terms of lessons learned from Indonesia is that we do understand, we know exactly around 65 per cent of this threat is the driving force or really the cause of degradation is coming from human activities, and the human there is maybe about 80 per cent coming from fishermen who either doing destructive fishing by bombing or cyanide fishing, or
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