IMF-World Bank #coralplanting
Used MARRS' Spider Structure
The annual IMF-World Bank Group international monetary fund program began with planting coral reefs in Nusa Dua, Bali. The event was attended by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde accompanied by Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, and BI Governor Perry Warjiyo, Monday (10/08/2018). Noel Janetsky, Director of Marine Sustainability Program, represented Mars and became a guide in the session prior to planting coral at Sofitel Beach titled 'IMF Giving Together'. This coral reef conservation in Nusa Dua coastal area has adopted the layered iron structure developed by Marine Sustainability Solutions program, called Mars Coral Spiders or MARRS Spiders (Mars Accelerated Coral Reef Rehabilitation System). Coral structure in the form of a spider's frame is used to graft coral reefs that are shaped like spiders.
This system is recognized by the Nusa Dua Reef Foundation (NDRF) coral conservation management in stabilizing coral reefs, limiting coral debris and providing a basis for habitat recovery and natural enhancement of coral biodiversity over time. This system allows coral tillers to be attached, to fill the gaps between remaining natural corals. Thus, fish can return quickly to rehabilitation area. These fish then play the role in restoring ecosystem balance, controlling moss (seaweed that is pests) and creating a foundation for sustainable fisheries in the future.
According to Manager of Sustainability Program, Sapul Rapi, the artificial reef spider design, 300 of them had been put on 29 September 2018 and the remaining 200 were put on October 7, 2018 ago. This activity involved other stakeholders, namely Udayana University, Warmadewa University, Hasanuddin University. In addition, the Ministry of Maritime and Fisheries - the Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Management, Research and Marine Observation Centers as well as the environment and both local and international communities were also involved.