17 Oct, 8 years ago today

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Sekali kali membahas diri sendiri, bukan sustainable development. Tapi sustainable family kali ya :p.

Sedikit sentimentil mengingat 8 tahun lalu dan kini alhamdulillah masih bersama. Dengan diberi amanah 2 anak manis dan kehidupan dinamis kadang statis. Terima kasih ya Allah. tapi aku ungkap perasaan ini, tiap kata lewat the beatles.

Yesterday…
Since I Saw Her Standing There
I’ve Got a Feeling
…and I love Her

The Magical Mystery Tour
kind of Something
and Revolution
.. In My life
I Wanna be Your Man
I Will
Yes, it’s Real Love

Here Comes the Sun..
our Little Children
Come Together
enjoy Octopus’s Garden
Yellow Submarine
Strawberry Fields Forever

Thank You Girl…
though The Long and Winding Road
and Tomorrow Never Knows
We can Work it Out

Good Day, Sunshine
And in The End..
The Love You Take
is Equal to the Love You Make

Oh Darling… Dittaku
P.S. I Love You (more than the beatles)

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Deep into nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
-Albert Einstein

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Petualangan Bia – Si Biawak Cilik

Bagi para krucil Anda semua yang ingin mengenal Mangrove (hutan bakau) dan biota-biota yang menghuninya. Silakan diunduh komik produksi Mangrove Information Center – Denpasar kerjasama dengan Kementerian Kehutanan dan JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) tahun 2004 ini. unduh Komik – Petualangan Bia

Bia - biawak cilik

Saya senang bisa menjadi ilustrator dan salah satu penulis ceritanya. Sudah 12 tahun yang lalu, dan ingin saya hadirkan kembali di sini.

Kutipan dari Pak Hiroyuki Hatori, Chief Advisor Pusat Informasi Mangrove waktu itu:

Ini adalah buku cerita bergambar pertama yang dibuat oleh Pusat Informasi Mangrove kepada dunia. Jika kata ‘dunia’ itu berlebihan, saya dapat mengubah kata tersebut menjadi ‘untuk semua orang yang berbahasa Indonesia’. Cerita ini mengenai petualangan seekor biawak kecil yang bernama “Bia”. Bagi orang lain, petualangannya mungkin tak seberapa, tapi ini adalah petualangan pertama, yang menakjubkan dan membuka era baru baginya.

Mencari pengalaman dan mencari tahu tentang alam adalah hal yang penting dan langkah awal menuju pelestarian lingkungan. Seseorang mungkin berkata, “Sebegitu pentingkah mengetahui nama sebuah pohon? karena sekalipun Anda tidak mengetahui namanya, pohon-pohon tersebut tetap ada di sana. Disadari atau tidak, sejak awal manusia dilahirkan sudah hidup bersama alam. Manusia tidak bisa hidup tanpa adanya alam. Sehingga melindungi alam bukan saja bermanfaat untuk alam tetapi juga untuk kehidupan manusia itu sendiri.

Untuk melindungi sesuatu, kita perlu menyayanginya. Untuk menyayangi, kita perlu mengetahui namanya, seperti pepatah “Tak Kenal maka Tak Sayang”.

Sekarang giliran kalian! Ikutlah Si Bia yang dengan sedikit keberanian dan penuh rasa ingin tahu berpetualang ke laut – lautan pengetahuan!

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Semoga bermanfaat.

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Acropora suharsonoi

Acropora suharsonoi celukan bawang-MEL

Acropora suharsonoi. Foto diambil di Celukan Bawang, Bali utara, kedalaman 10 m. 5 Agustus 2015. Courtesy: Coral Triangle Center.

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Sebaik-baik manusia

“Sebaik-baik manusia adalah yang paling memberi manfaat untuk orang lain.” – Muhammad Sang Nabi

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Aku masih mencintaimu

Aku masih mencintaimu

Aku tulis ini kepadamu…
Tentu saja dengan segenap cinta

Duhai dikau

Yang membuatku benci tapi rindu
Yang membuatku malu tapi juga bangga
Yang membuatku jengah tapi juga nafsu
Yang membuatku gemas tapi juga geregetan
Yang membuatku marah tapi juga tak berlalu
Yang membuatku muak tapi juga tak berpaling
Yang membuatku sedih tapi juga tertawa
Yang membuatku tertawa tapi juga miris
Yang membuatku miris hingga menangis
Yang membuatku menangis dan bagaimana mau berbuat apa

Pergulatan ini selalu berujung tanya
Dengan segala kelebihan dan kekuranganmu
Tak bisakah sikapmu seelok parasmu

Oh, Indonesia negriku
Aku masih mencintaimu…

ME Lazuardi

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Publikasi

Nurcahyo, H., Siahaan, D.D., Wahyudi, Y., Purnawati, B.I., Nurhamdani, Lazuardi, M.E., Welly, M., Sanjaya, W., Ridzky, I.E., Cahyaningtyas, I., Petta, C. (2016). Manta rays (Manta sp.) in Nusa Penida MPA and Komodo National Park (in Bahasa Indonesia). Denpasar: BPSPL.

Welly, M., Lazuardi, M.E., Sanjaya, W., & Prasetya, D. (2016). The biophysical and socio-economic condition around the coast of Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province – 2015 (in Bahasa Indonesia). Denpasar: The Nature Conservancy. pdf

Welly, M., Lazuardi, M.E., Sanjaya, W., Prasetya, D. & Hendrawan, G. (2016). The biophysical and socio-economic condition around the coast of Bali – 2015 (in Bahasa Indonesia). Denpasar: Bali Province and The Nature Conservancy. pdf

Lazuardi, M.E., Welly, M., Sanjaya, W., Bassett, P., Mitchell, H., & Karyawan, N. (2015). The role of Nusa Penida MPA in manta rays conservation and tourism within the Lesser Sunda Ecoregion (in Bahasa Indonesia). Proceeding of Shark and Rays in Indonesia Symposium, 2015. Bogor: the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries and WWF Indonesia. pdf

Lazuardi, M.E., Sanjaya, W., Hutasoit, P., Welly, M., & Subijanto, J. (2014). The biophysical and socio-economic condition in the south coast of Sumba Island, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province (in Bahasa Indonesia). Sanur – Bali: Coral Triangle Center. pdf

Mangubhai, S., Erdmann, M.V., Wilson, J.R., Huffard, C.L., Ballamu, F., Hidayat, N.I., Hitipeuw, C., Lazuardi, M.E., Muhajir, Pada, D., Purba, G., Rotinsulu, C., Rutmena, L., Sumolang, K., Wen, W. (2012). Papuan Bird’s Head Seascape: Emerging threats and challenges in the global center of marine biodiversity. Elsevier Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Comeros-Raynal, M.T., Choat, J.H., Polidoro, B.A., Clements, K.D., Abesamis, R., Craig, M.T., Lazuardi, M.E., McIlwan, J., Muljadi, A., Myers, R.F., Nanola Jr, C.L., Pardede, S., Rocha, L.A., Russell, B., Sanciangso, J.C., Stockwell, B., Harwell, H. & Carpenter, K.E. (2012). The Likelihood of extinction of iconic and dominant herbivores and detritivores of coral reefs: The parrotfishes and surgeonfishes. PLOS ONE.

Russell, B., Choat, J.H., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Myers, R., Muljadi, A., Lazuardi, M.E., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. (2012). Calotomus viridescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012:e.T190689A17793547. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T190689A17793547.en

Choat, J.H., Russell, B., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Myers, R., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. (2012). Cetoscarus bicolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T190690A17793737. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T190690A17793737.en

Choat, J.H., Carpenter, K.E., Clements, K.D., Rocha, L.A., Russell, B., Myers, R., Lazuardi, M.E., Muljadi, A., Pardede, S. & Rahardjo, P. (2012). Chlorurus genazonatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T190758A17778943. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012.RLTS.T190758A17778943.en

Lazuardi, M.E., Sudiarta, I.K., Ratha, I.M.J., Ampou, E.E., Nugroho, S.C., Mustika, P.L. (2012). Bali marine rapid assessment program 2011. Chapter 4: The status of coral reefs in Bali. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 64. 2012. Conservation International.

Dimara, R., Fauzan, A., Lazuardi, M.E., Pada, D., Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V., Huffard, C.L., Katz, L.S. & Winterbottom, R. (2010). Pisces, Teleostei, Gobiidae, illustrated list of additions to the fauna of the Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia. Checklist 6(4): 619–625.

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Kita perlu museum karang

Ini sebuah mimpi negara kepulauan tropis yang paling banyak jenis karangnya. Dimana belajar identifikasi karang dengan tempat yang terkelola baik dan modern harusnya bisa negeri sendiri.

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Hari Nelayan Nasional, 6 April

OnlineBerita.com,

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Tepat hari ini, di Hari Nelayan Nasional, apa kabar nelayan Indonesia? Jumlahnya justru semakin berkurang. Kepala BPS mengungkapkan, ada penurunan drastis jumlah nelayan tradisional. Namun, kesejahteraan nelayan harus tetap ditingkatkan.

Jakarta Indonesia merupakan negara kepulauan yang besar. Kondisi ini menjadikan wilayah Indonesia didominasi oleh wilayah perairan. Secara sosial ekonomi sebanyak ± 140 juta jiwa (60%) hidup di wilayah pesisir pantai dan sebagian besar bekerja sebagai nelayan. Indonesia bahkan termasuk dalam salah satu 5 besar negara penghasil ikan teratas di dunia.

 

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A magic moment with Acropora suharsonoi

Acropora suharsonoi might be has a wider distribution, approximately around Lesser Sunda Islands, instead of only Bali and Lombok Islands.”

By Muhammad Erdi Lazuardi

Acropora suharsonoi has always been one of the beautiful stony corals in my head. I have been obsessed to find it in the wild since I learned coral identification in 1997. Another reason is because it is named after Indonesian corals lead scientist: Prof. Suharsono.

In the beginning I only saw it in some coral books. Afterward, I have an opportunity to join a short course of coral taxonomy in the Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ) in 2008 where a massive collection of hard corals around the world is kept. There are 400,000 specimens stored in their building, including A. suharsonoi specimens. Finally in 2015 I found it in the wild.

The appearance of this species is a stark contrast to most other Acropora corals, in that the branches appear bare due to few or no radial corallites being present (usually less than 5 to a branch) (Wallace, 1999). It was described as a new species by Dr. Carden Wallace in 1994.

Veron (2000) mentions that A. suharsonoi is endemic in Bali and Lombok of Indonesia. Along with Dr. Veron, Dr. Carden Wallace (1999) of MTQ mentions “this rare and distinctive species has only been found on slopes and walls of fringing reefs in Bali and Lombok.” However, I saw several specimens in MTQ that came not only from Bali and Lombok, but Flores too (Pulau Pamana Kecil of Maumere Bay). Therefore, this species can be assumed to have a wider distribution, approximately around Lesser Sunda Islands, instead of only Bali and Lombok Islands. Although the reference on the distribution of this coral is limited, I agree that this coral is very rare.

Moreover, Dr. Wallace says the rarity of A. suharsonoi may perhaps be a reflection of its potentially limited reproductive output caused by the lack of radial corallites. By this rarity in its distribution and abundance, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Redlist places A. suharsonoi status as endangered (Aeby, Lovell, Richards, Delbeek, Reboton & Bass, 2008). According to CITES, all corals species are listed on the CITES Appendix II. However, this species should be prohibited for trading.

IUCN assessed this species as having a low resistance and resilience to climate change impacts, such as coral bleaching events. However, it is very surprising when I found it in North of Bali recently (6 August 2015), even though this area has suffer with coral bleaching event in 2010. In addition, a friend of mine saw A. suharsonoi in several locations of north Bali such as Tejakula, Pemuteran and Patas. Even though I found only one colony and just at 10 m depth (usually it found at 15 to 25 m depth) in Celukan Bawang. This was my first time to see it in the wild and would be happy if I can see again in other places.

It is very impressive that my country has this endemic coral, especially as it is named after Indonesian lead coral scientist, Prof. Suharsono. Studies of distribution, abundance and ecology of Acropora suharsonoi are needed to support Indonesian government in issuing a national status and conservation action plan on the management of its habitat, along with other endemic corals or locally named corals such as Euphyllia baliensis, Acropora togianensis, Acropora derawanensis, Acropora sukaronoi, Acropora batunai, Acropora desalwii, Acropora indonesia, Lithopyllon mokai, Astreopora cendrawasih, Astreopora acroporina and Astreopora montiporina.

a suharsonoi

Acknowledgement

I acknowledge Fisheries Diving Club – Bogor Agricultural University (FDC-IPB) for scientific diving skills, and many thanks to Conservation International Indonesia, Coral Triangle Center and The Nature Conservancy for experience and join in many marine surveys. I thank to Dr. Lyndon Devantier and Dr. Emre Turak for coral taxonomy knowledge as well as reviewing the article. I thank to Dr. Carden Wallace and Museum of Tropical Queensland for coral taxonomy knowledge. I thank to Jenny Kharmy for reviewing my article. Finally I thank to Derta Prabuning from Reef Check Indonesia and Yunaldi Yahya from LINI for sharing information about A. suharsonoi.

References

Aeby, G., Lovell, E., Richards, Z., Delbeek, J.C., Reboton, C. & Bass, D. (2008). Acropora suharsonoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T133254A3656302. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T133254A3656302.en. Downloaded on 03 February 2016.

Veron, J.E.N. (2000). Corals of the world. Vol 1-3. M. Stanford-Smith (Ed). Townsville: Australian Institute of Marine Science. 1382 p.

Wallace, C.C. (1999). Staghorn corals of the world. A revision of the genus Acropora (Scleractinia ; Astrocoeniina ; Acroporidae) worldwide, with emphasis on morphology, phylogeny and biogeography. Collingwood, Vic: CSIRO. 438 p.

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