From a concerned person up in the Mentawai Islands, that is watching the reef get destroyed by ignorant people. Check this out and see if you can help!
“We have overwhelmed the natural systems from which we emerged and created the dangerous illusion that we no longer depend on a healthy environment. As a result, humanity now faces a challenge that rivals any in its history: restoring balance with nature while expanding economic opportunities for the billions of people whose basic needs—for food and clean water, for example—are still not being met.”
—Worldwatch Institute in its 1998 State of the World
For over 1 month now, the Playgrounds area has had at least 3 boats every day bombing our reefs. When the weather is good, they can do over 5 cycles of bombing and collecting the dead fish in a day. Each cycle is between 5 – 8 bombs. Just doing a low average we calculate over 2250 bombs has been exploded in our 15 mile radius area. You can see what this looks like from footage shot this morning.
How you can help
Please share the video link with whoever you think can help to get the word out. If there is one positive difference you are going to make online today, please spend an hour of your life and get this to as many people who you think will make a difference. We’ve tried everything else, and the bomb boats are still here. I think in the age of social media, we can do better.
Time is against us. Another 28 bombs have gone off that I have heard whilst sitting here writing to you and waiting for the upload to finish.
“This we know… the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to earth. All things are connected, like blood which connects one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life—he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
—Chief Seattle, 1854