Kepulauan Seribu, Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo has arrived in Karya Island, Seribu Islands, Jakarta, on Thursday to launch the National Movement for the Rescue of Wild Fauna and Flora to preserve Indonesias endemic animal and plant species.
The president, accompanied by Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, will release several endemic species such as the brahminy kite (Haliastur indus) and hatchling turtles in these waters.
The president will also sign an inscription to inaugurate Pramuka Islands Nature Reserve Center for turtles and Kotok Besar Islands Nature Reserve Center for the brahminy kite.
The president is scheduled to plant mangroves and coral reefs in the surrounding areas.
The government will set free doves and yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) along with several other birds on the island.
The activity was a testament of Indonesias support to commemorate International Forest Day on April 21.
The United Nations, through Resolution Number 67/200 of 2012, set the day to foster public awareness of the importance of the existence of all types of forests and of trees growing outside the forests.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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