On December 14, 2023, Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia held an inauguration event for floating cages related to the activities of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Rehabilitation Center in the Serangan Waters.
The activities of the Marine Mammal and Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Serangan Waters already have several permits, such as:
Business Licensing NIB 0220107610545
Approval of Conformity of Marine Space Utilization Activities Number B.470/MEN-KP/VI/2022
Approval of Environmental Management Capability Statement Number B.21.660/3647/BID.P3K/DKLH
This activity was attended by government agencies, NGOs/NGOs, and academics. Before Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia floating cages were inaugurated, we held seminars regarding marine environment programs and functional materials for seapens/floating cages. Before presenting the seminar material, the activity was opened with remarks from the Trustees of the Clean Bali Foundation.
Seminar activities take place from 10.30 - 12.00 WITA and most of the time is used to discuss questions and suggestions from activity participants (two-way communication). After the seminar activities, it continued with the signing of the Minutes of the Inauguration of Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia n Floating Cage by the Trustees of Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia and witnessed by invitees/guests to the activity.
Next, invitations/activities to carry out ISHOMA and then continue with a trip to Serangan Harbor. From Serangan Harbor you will be taken by boat to Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia floating cage. After participants arrive at Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia floating cages, invitees/guests to the activity will receive a briefing from the Coordinator of the Marine Environment Program at Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia regarding a general presentation of Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia floating cages, including their parts, maintenance, and rehabilitation and release actions that will be carried out. in this floating cage.
Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia/Westerlaken Foundation hopes that by holding the Inauguration of Yayasan Westerlaken Alliance Indonesia Floating Net Cages, the government, NGOs/NGOs, and the community will be more aware and concerned about the sustainability and welfare of marine mammals and turtles. Together with the existence of floating net cage facilities in South Bali, this will strengthen positive actions for the conservation of marine mammals and turtles on the coast of the Island of the Gods, Bali. You can support the marine program by visiting westerlakenfoundation.org/donation.