One of the things to do in Jogja which you can do together with your friends and family is to join the coral reefs conservation in the beaches. As we all know, Jogja is famous for its beautiful beaches all across the city. Seeing the beaches as the opportunity for tourism, many locals decide to use beaches as their main source of money. Not only they decide to open gifts’ shop and food stalls, but they also take the coral reef by force. The locals destroy the coral reef so they can sell them to the tourist. It is saddening to know that the beautiful coral reef is being destroyed just for some money.
Coral reef conservation
Although some of the beaches have already been included in the conservation program, there are still many locals which still selling coral reef they took by force. Some of the beaches are already supporting and following the conservation, but there are still some who do not. This is the challenge for the government because there are so many beaches in Jogja. The people in the conservation are too little compared to the locals and beaches. The importance of the coral reef has to be delivered continuously to the locals in order to achieve the goal. The goal is, of course, to reduce the destruction of the coral reef but still can make the locals selling gifts and goods for the tourist. Not only the people in the conservation but the government and the locals also have to support so that the goal can be achieved.
Conservation in Wediombo Beach
Fortunately, one of the beaches called Wediombo Beach has been made a conservation place. Located in Balong and Jepitu Village, this conservation beach has a steep bay with white sand from the volcanic mountain. This Wediombo Beach also has a half circle shape surrounded with a lava dome. This conservation is also supported by the locals so the government build the road access to facilitate the tourist. In this conservation, you can see so many fishes, coral reef, and other sea creatures. Not only that you can see many creatures, but this conservation also becomes the landing place for fishes. You can enjoy the epic and beautiful view from this conservation while looking at the various sea creatures. That is one of the things to do in Jogja which you can do together with your friends and family.