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Coral reefs restoration in Indonesia sparks global hope

A leopard coral grouper and soft corals in the waters of Raja Ampat Regency in east Indonesia's West Papua region. (Lillian Suqanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)
A leopard coral grouper and soft corals in the waters of Raja Ampat Regency in east Indonesia's West Papua region. (Lillian Suqanrumpha/AFP via Getty Images)

In Indonesia, local communities, nonprofits and government agencies banded together to rescue local coral reefs destroyed by damaging fishing practices. It’s a success story for saving these valuable and endangered ecosystems and could be a blueprint for saving many more across the globe.

Host Deepa Fernandes speaks to Syris Valentine, a climate solutions fellow from Here & Now‘s editorial partner Grist, for more.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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