Local people, NGOs jointly preserve Amed
Author: Desy Nurhayati
Source: Jakarta Post
January 22, 2013
Local people and NGOs have been working together on a number of projects to preserve the underwater beauty of Amed and ensure its sustainability as a tourist destination.
Renowned as a popular location for diving and snorkeling, the area, located in Karangasem, is visited by thousands of tourists each year seeking a quiet, relaxed vacation away from the busier destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur.
However, its popularity is also one of its threats. Therefore, Reef Check Indonesia Foundation and the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) have been working with the community in Amed.
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