A data trove to support a hoped-for shark sanctuary in Indonesia

The sun is rising behind Mount Rinjani as a group of divers boards a boat to Shark Point, a spot popular among sea turtles and reef sharks on the north side of this small island in the Gili Matra marine preserve. They are going on a survey dive to record sightings of the sea creatures, with the hope this data will support the effort to establish Indonesia’s first shark sanctuary — a fully protected marine area where all commercial fishing, possession and trade of shark species and their products are prohibited.

Volcanoes – Feel the forces of Nature!

You cannot say you have appreciated Indonesia’s natural wonders if you have not climbed at least one of its many volcanoes. Fierce and majestic, active or dormant, feared and worshipped, volcanoes dominate the landscape on most islands and have influenced human activity throughout history.

Saving Sharks

  A new type of marine protected area is spreading around the globe: sharks sanctuaries. Created with the aim to protect the shark population from illegal fishing, they have become an attraction for divers of any age, who travel to dive with these magnificent predators. Tropical countries such as Palau, Maldives and Bahamas have converted […]

Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park is located close to the archeological site of Anuradhapura and is one of the largest and oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Due to the war, it closed in 1988 and opened to the public again in 2003. It is still relatively out of common tourist itineraries and one of the best […]

Haze Times

Fog had invaded the city, a thick, opaque fog, which engulfed things and sounds, flattened distances into a space without dimensions, mixed lights into the darkness and transformed them into glows without shape or place. The Wrong Stop – Marcovaldo Or The Seasons In The City Italo Calvino   -Am I dreaming or am I […]