Restoring an island paradise

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Tourism

Restoring an island paradise
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Grotesque scenes of overfishing and shark graveyards shocked Andrew and Marit Miners when they visited eastern Indonesia's Coral Triangle in the early 2000s. The British and Swedish nationals decided something needed to be done: in 2005, they reached an agreement with the local community to lease the island and a large area of the seas around it.

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