THE VISIT OF THE CHANCELLOR OF UMRAH AND UNRI MONITORING CONSERVATION AREAS ON MAPUR ISLAND
On October 3, 2021, the Chancellor of Raja Ali Haji Maritime University (UMRAH) Prof. Dr. Agung Dhamar Syakti, S.Pi, DEA with the Chancellor of the University of Riau (UNRI) Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Aras Mulyadi, M.Sc visited Mapur Village, Bintan Pesisir District, Bintan Regency. The visit was carried out in the context of monitoring marine conservation areas on Mapur Island. The monitoring activity was accompanied by the Riau Islands Ecology Foundation Team (YEKR).
This monitoring activity is part of the plan to establish a research station on Mapur Island. With this research station, it is expected to increase the effectiveness of marine conservation activities on Mapur Island.
In addition to research, launching from the UMRAH website entitled "UMRAH Chancellor with UNRI Chancellor to Monitor the Mapur Conservation Area", the presence of a research station on Mapur Island can be used as a media to support sustainability in conservation areas and become a source of sustainable data.
In relation to the conservation of marine resources, the Ecology Foundation along with the Department of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the Riau Islands Province are planning the management of the Bintan Marine Protected Area (MPA). According to the plan, the management zoning of the Bintan Conservation Area will cover the eastern coast of Bintan Island, including Mapur Island.