Bali governor asks people to conserve endangered seaweed

Nusa Penida, Bali (Antara News) - Governor of world renown island tourist of Bali, Dewa Beratha, has asked farmers in Nusa Penida islet to conserve endangered seaweed called spinosum and increase cultivation of the plant.

In a working visit here on Wednesday, Beratha said the spinosum endangered water plant, which was only found in coastal areas in Nusa Penida islet, some 19 miles southeast of Denpasar, must be conserved.

Local people started to know that spinosum was endangered seaweed after the Bogor-based Institute of Agriculture and the Denpasar-based Udayana University conducted researches on the seaweed in Nusa Penida`s coastal area sometime ago, Beratha said.

The people began conserving and cultivating the seaweed afterwards.

Local farmers said selling price of the endangered seaweed was more expensive than common one`s. (*)
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