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Petition: Save Bangka Island - Manado
« on: 31 Oct 11, 17:30 »
Hey, everyone, PLEASE sign this petition! Especially those of you who love diving around this area!

"Target: Indonesian government
Sponsored by: All the resorts located on and around Bangka Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Dear Friends,

We would like to inform you about a disastrous development that we are currently facing.

A Chinese company wants to start an iron mine on Bangka, with the intention of mining both on the land, and just off the coast of (the Western side of) Bangka Island.

If this mining starts, then half of Bangka will turn into an open pit mining site, and the underwater mining activities will stir up so much sediment, sand, and dirt that the reefs surrounding Bangka and neighbouring Islands will all die. Even the reefs within the Bunaken National Park are not safe.".................