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There is a swirling fight to save the Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan because of its valuable wildlife resources.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said Tuesday that Southeast Asian fisherman are killing sharks and endangered marine turtles every year by discarding them as â€œunwanted catch.â€
The growing appetite for live reef fish throughout Southeast Asia is devastating fish populations in the protected Coral Triangle, which supports 75 percent of the worldâ€™s coral species and contains the richest ocean diversity anywhere on the globe.
Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National website on 6 October Papua New Guinea is one of several countries in the Asia-Pacific who will benefit from a 350,000 US dollar (915,454 kina) Taiwanese assistance to help protect its natural marine environment.
Outbreaks of the notorious crown of thorns starfish now threaten the â€œcoral triangle,â€ the richest center of coral reef biodiversity on Earth, according to recent surveys by the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.
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