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Daniel Frits Maurits Tangkilisan

Karimunjawa Struggle Movement

Daniel Frits Maurits Tangkilisan is an environmental human rights defender based in Indonesia and belonging to the Karimunjawa Struggle Movement. The aim of this movement is to protect those suffering from human rights violations resulting from illegal intensive shrimp farming practices, as well as advocating for the protection of the Karimunjawa National Park, a declared marine reserve  spanning 1.100 square kilometres (425 square miles) and renowned today for its coral reefs. The existence of illegal intensive shrimp farms have caused waste discharges that are damaging the marine and coastal ecosystem, and created a clean water crisis. Environmental human rights defenders in Karimunjuwa have been actively raising awareness on the importance of protecting the marine and coastal conservations, as well as the safety of the residents in the area.