An old photo from a previous job. The people of the Taka Bone Rate (aka Taka Bonerate) atoll, Indonesia, come out in force to greet the Ministers of Environment & Forestry, and their entourage.
For further insight on the environmental and socio-economic issues related to the coral reefs of Taka Bone Rate, you should read:
Sawyer, D. 1993. “Valuation of Coral Reef Uses in Taka Bone Rate Marine Park, Indonesia.” Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Dalhousie University. (Thesis Dissertation). We were fellowship recipients together in Indonesia in 1991.
From last fall, a holiday on Bintan Island, Indonesia. Bintan is about
1 hr ferry ride from Singapore and a great weekend getaway. The resort
area is isolated from 'real' Indonesia, but that's not a bad thing when
travelling with kids. I love travelling in Indonesia, though my stomach
for chaos, adventure, and near death minivan rides is more delicate
when the girls are along.