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Creating marine protected areas that bring prosperity to all
By Justaquiu Fabiano Lasi "Jake Lasi", Activist, Timor-Leste
My hometown is a small village in TImor-Leste, an island country in southeast Asia.
The main source of income for many families around me is spear fishing, a phenomenon that causes the marine environment, and the delicate balance of life in our seas to be extremely unstable.
How do marine protected areas help nature to be restored and prosper?
Marine protected areas help conserve corals from the dangers of net and spear fishing
Healthy coral reefs increase number of fish population as well as promote balance of the entire marine ecosystem
Balanced food chain = strong biodiversity. which in turn protects peoples' live and livelihoods
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