Site: Ujung Kulon National Park
What is your personal relation to the marine WHS you represent?
I am an employee at Ujung Kulon National Park. I am working on the planning and control budgeting program. My job includes planning activities to be undertaken by Ujung Kulon National Park and also controlling of budget for the activity. As a marine national park, we have 44,377 hectare of territorial waters. We have several marine activities to protect our territorial. Our marine activities are transplantation of coral reefs, marine operation with community groups around the area, evaluation of marine protection zones, and coral reef monitoring.
What are the specific problems and threats of your marine WHS?
One of the problem encountered is the theft of marine animals, on example are lobsters and fish. To get the catch, they are using tools that are not good for environmentally like Pottasium Cyanide, explosives, nets and other fishing gear. It can damage our marine, one exception can damage soft and hard coral reefs that are being home, looking for food, shelter, and breeding of marine life.
Why do you think is it important to safeguard your marine WHS?
Safeguard around marine territorial is important to avoid things that can damage the marine territorial such as theft. Ujung Kulon National Park activities is conducting to joint operations with local communities in the area of marine territorial and also to transplantation for growing a coral.