The small islands community developing management in Indonesia underline the fact that Indonesia is one of the largest archipelagic state in the world that has 17,480 islands, most of them are small islands (<2000 km2) and uninhabited.
Beside That, most small islands community in Indonesia are still facing isolation, which make them vulnerable and victims of enormous human activities and environmental pressures. Their economies are also heavily dependent on narrow resource based with limited infrastructures to fulfill the necessities of small island community in Indonesia, let alone provide them access to international markets.
The small islands community in Indonesia are also vulnerable to natural and environmental disasters such as earthquake, tsunami, hurricane and others with limited capacity to respond and recover. This is further exacerbated by the effects of global warming which is very alarming. The cost of losing the richness and variety of cultures as well as flora, fauna, animal and marine life on the small islands under threat is a price too expensive for us and for the world to pay.
Indonesia Minapolitan Blog stressed the need for national strategies for sustainable the small islands community in Indonesia and marine ecosystem goods and services that have significant potential for addressing the adverse effects of climate change.
The 2010 United Nation has declared as the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). Throughout the year, many initiatives will be organized to disseminate information, promote the protection biodiversity and encourage organizations, institutions, companies and individuals to take direct action to reduce the constant loss of biological diversity worldwide.
In this regards, Indonesia Minapolitan blog try to share and intermediating public oppinion around the world which would provides some opportunities for such strategic discussions and operationable solutions for the shake of sustainability of the small islands community developing management in Indonesia and marine affairs in providing goods and services for the welfare of small islands community in Indonesia.
Audiences,I sincerely hope that what we begin today will reap positive fruits in the future. It is my belief that we should work hard, steadfastly and persistently to cooperate in our endeavours and that we should take action now.
We wish that every one agree to participating and contributing by share anykind of ideas, information also donation for implementing stronger system of small islands community in Indonesia. We also call to all of participants to gathering in coordination and implement a stronger system of the small islands community developing management in Indonesia.