The Meratus Mountains, which are almost 200 million years old, have a complex geological history. This area has been designated as a national geopark in 2018.
Rafflesia arnoldii R. Br was blooming for the first time as a result of cultivation in the Bogor Botanical Gardens.
Governor of South Sulawesi Andi Sudirman stated that the benefit of PT Vale was still minimal in its contribution to South Sulawesi, including for the environment and regional income
90 Percent of South Sulawesi's Mangrove Forests are Heavily Damaged
"We need to manage the mangrove ecosystem in South Sulawesi in an integrated manner," head of the watershed management and green environment restoration (RLH) division of the South Sulawesi Forest Service, Hidayat, this week.
This is considered important given that the mangrove ecosystem is one of the coastal ecosystems that have very important ecological and economic roles. Mangrove forests, he said, can be used by local communities in South Sulawesi directly to improve their standard of living.
The area under mangrove forests in the coastal parts of South Sulawesi spans 12,256.90 hectares, and the length of the coastline is 1,937 kilometers, according to PDASRHL Office.
Meanwhile, efforts to manage mangrove ecosystems are also being taken in accordance with Presidential Regulation Number 73 of 2012 concerning the national strategy for mangrove ecosystem management.
The government policy emphasizes that the sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems is an integral part of integrated coastal area management as well as watershed management.
"Hence, there needs to be coordination, synchronization, and synergy across agencies and institutions," said Hidayat.