Greening the Islands Foundation

November 2, 2020

An island built from coral: How Indonesia’s Bajau made a home

The people of Bungin first settled in the area 200 years ago, building their homes on coral harvested from the sea. Bungin Island, Sumbawa, Indonesia – Scattered across many of the islands and coastal communities in Southeast Asia, the Bajau, numbering about one million people, are the world’s largest remaining group of sea nomads. But their …

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Amount of plastic dumped in Med to double in 20 years: report

Nearly 230,000 tonnes of plastic is dumped into the Mediterranean Sea every year, a figure which could more than double by 2040 unless \”ambitious\” steps are taken, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature said Tuesday. Egypt, Italy and Turkey are the countries that release the most plastic into the sea, mainly due to …

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