SAMBUTAN PADA ACARA PESTA SAINS INSTITUTE FRANCAIS INDONESIA

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Salam sejahtera

Bonjour!

Praise goes to Allah SWT for the blessings of time and health enabling us to be present in this wonderful occasion. Before starting I would like to welcome everybody to Narotama University, one of the best university in East Java with concern on quality, information technology and environmental awareness.

Nowadays, we see more and more apartments, sky scrapers and malls being built in Surabaya, but little of us know that this massive development sacrifices our nature especially mangrove forest. Surabaya is a included as a coastal city, therefore the existence of mangrove forest is very important for coastal protection.  The dense root systems of mangrove forests trap sediments flowing down rivers and off the land. This helps stabilizes the coastline and prevents erosion from waves and storms. In areas where mangroves have been cleared, coastal damage from hurricanes and typhoons is much more severe. By filtering out sediments, the forests also protect coral reefs and seagrass meadows from being smothered in sediment.

Based on this reason, Narotama University work together with IFI Surabaya implement a three in one event on mangrove conservation. First we start with a visit to Mangrove ecosystem in which we received a comprehensive explanation from madam Juliana Prosperi regarding mangrove and its habitat, at this moment we are attending the  seminar entitled “Mengenal dan Melestarikan Mangrove” with expert on its field to enlightens us all and grow a bigger awareness on mangrove conservation. Later on in this seminar we will also acknowledge how waste management can save mangrove. Not only that, Narotama University also conduct a poster exhibition entitled “Bumiku Sayangku” that is launched today and will run for a week with a comment competition for students.

I hope we can reap all the benefits from these events and encourage us to make a better changes for ourselves and our environment. Nature is truly the natural treasure that we should keep for the sustainability of the human race.

Without no further a due, with Bismillahirrochmanirrochiim..I officially open the seminar entitled  “Mengenal dan Melestarikan Mangrove” and poster exhibition entiled “Bumiku Sayangku”. I hope we can reap all the benefits from these events and encourage us to make a better changes for ourselves and our environment. Nature is truly the natural treasure that we should keep for the sustainability of the human race.

Thank You

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