NAWACITA– The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) launched a series of public awareness campaigns on biodiversity preservation in the industry 4.0 era under the commemoration of National Flora and Fauna Day on Nov 5.
“The commemoration of Flora and Fauna Day aims to improve public awareness on the importance of protecting and preserving flora and fauna,” Atit Kanti, LIPI’s head of the Biological Research Center, noted here on Tuesday.
“Today, we attempt to strengthen again our care for and awareness of environmental preservation,” Kanti remarked while speaking at a seminar on Management of Indonesian Biodiversity Toward Industry 4.0 Revolution and Sustainable Development Goals.
Kanti appealed to protect floral and faunal habitats, especially to prevent endemic and endangered species from becoming extinct.
Every stakeholder, especially industrialists and the public, in general, must care for environmental preservation in the industry 4.0 era.
In the meantime, the Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry will hold the Nusantara Biological Diversity (Biodiversity) Expo at Banteng Square, Central Jakarta, from Nov 8 to Dec 8, 2019, to draw attention of the millennial generation to Indonesia’s biodiversity.
“As the expo is themed ‘Promoting Flora and Fauna to the Millennial Generation for Excellent Indonesia,’ we hope that several millennials would visit the Nusantara Biodiversity Expo and partake in the preservation of animals and plants,” Djati Witjaksono Hadi, spokesman of the Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry, stated on Monday.
As the world’s largest archipelagic nation, Indonesia has abundant species of plants and animals as well as a unique ecosystem.
Indonesia has over 25 thousand species of flowering plants, comprising 10 percent of the world’s flowering plant specie.