26 Feb '14, 2pm

World's largest manta ray sanctuary opens in Indonesia

World's largest manta ray sanctuary opens in Indonesia

This move to protect them -- recognizing the greater value of tourism over fishing for both the immediate future and long term -- comes not a moment too soon, and Indonesia hopes other nations where mantas swim in their waters will enact similar legislation. "In protecting its manta rays, Indonesia joins a growing list of countries and states that have granted full protection to their manta rays including: Australia, Ecuador, the Maldives, Guam, Yap, Palau, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, Mexico and the U.S. states of Hawaii and Florida," reports ENS.

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