REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Jakarta - The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Center of the Navy (Pushidrosal) in collaboration with Artha Graha Peduli (AGP) and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) held a charity work and social service of planting coral reefs in Pulau Pari, Kepulauan Seribu. Activities held on 25 to 27 August to welcome the World Hydrographic Day.
"As an effort to conserve coral reefs, LIPI together with the community has built marine protection area (APL) located on the southern side of the Kepulauan Seribu islands, whose condition is still concerned, this place will be used as a conservation area," said LIPI coral reef researcher Rikoh Manogar, in a written statement received by Republika.co.id, recently.
Artha Graha Peduli Pengamanan (Conservation Care) ‘s diving team member, Yusuf Laporosi, was honored to be part of a reef plantation in Kepulauan Seribu. "This activity is expected to save the marine biota here," said Yusuf.
This event received great appreciation from Rear Admiral TNI Harjo who stated that coral reef rescue is an effort of Navy to assist government program in conserving coral reef trash.
In addition to carrying out the main tasks of the Navy, the Center for Navy and Oceanography (PUSHIDROSAL) has a demand to carry out Military Operations Other Than War (OMSP). "One of the realities is to carry out the work of devotion and social service in the island of Java, Kepulauan Seribu, as we are doing now," he said.
Other social activities includes free general medicine, dental care, mass circumcision, the distribution of basic foods to the elderly and orphans, as well as the aid of sports equipment to the maritime youth.