June 7, 2018

Tugu Replantation

Replantation as can be seen from Tugu area, Semarang, Central Java.

Replantation In Tugu

Tugu, a subdistrict in the city of Semarang, Central Java, Republic of Indonesia has been rapidly deforested ever since the rapid population growth in the mid to late 20th century. Made even more difficult by the global ocean level rapid annual rise each year.

As such, there’s very little to none mangrove trees left since the 21st century making the area effectively submerged under water for almost all year long, including the residential area. Some nature conscious people, with the help of local government and a university near the area (Dian Nuswantoro) created a joint effort to tackle the problem by replanting the mangrove trees. This is a relatively short term solution for a much, much bigger problem that is the rising sea level. By some estimate1, the global sea level has risen 88 millimeters (3.4 inches) since the late 20th century, or more than 200 millimeters (or 8 inches) since the late 19th century, making it a very serious threat for both wild animals and human population of the planet.

Which is why it’s important for all of us, together, to preserve the earth by not only re-forestation, but also to reducing the use of fossil fuel and other type of agents that is very hazardous to our planet. For our children, and their descendants!