Sanctuary in Indonesia 印尼鬼蝠魟成保護魚類

更新時間 2014年 2月 26日, 星期三 - 格林尼治標準時間18:46


Giants of the sea gain protection in Indonesia. Watch the video





A gentle giant in the waters off Indonesia.

Manta rays now have government protection from the threat of fishing within the archipelago's vast ocean.

Fishermen can make up to $500 for each ray caught. But studies suggest a single animal could generate up to $1 million in tourist revenue.

The government's decision has been welcomed by conservationists. Manta rays are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Vocabulary 詞匯:

archipelago 群島

generate 創造

revenue 收入

conservationists 生態環保人士

vulnerable 易受傷害的

(Pictures: Shawn Heinrichs for WildAid and Conservation International)

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