Jakarta Provincial Government celebrates the 2019 Earth Day at the Ragunan Zoo, Ragunan Urban Village, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta.
" We need locals to overcome environmental issues"
The event that takes theme "Protect Our Species" is actualized by involving the active role of elementary school, junior high school, senior high school students, community, related SKPD/UKPD, as well as environment and business communities.
Jakarta Environment Agency Acting Head, Djafar Muchlisin said that threats to environmental pollution that exist on the earth also affect the species that live in them.
There are several animal species being threatened with extinction due to changes in the condition of the earth. Moreover they are part of an ecosystem that contributes to the sustainability of nature.
"They must be protected. That's why through this event we placed the iconic of Bondol Eagle and Dragonfly that began to be difficult to find in Jakarta," he expressed, Saturday (4/27).
He also invites communities to sort waste directly from the source and multiply the biopore hole.
"We need locals to overcome environmental issues," he stressed.
Community Participation Section Head, Joko Rianto Budi Hartono added that the event itself has been ongoing since early April.
There are some activities conducted such as Social Need Media and Earth, as well as Earth Protection from Pollution Campaign.
"Today is the peak event, we're planting a thousand productive trees, releasing 25,000 fish seeds, and making 500 biopori holes in the zoo region," he said.