Scientists Fear for Missing Caves of Indonesian Island

Jakarta, June 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists in Indonesia fear the possible disappearance of 13 caves in the regency of Bogor, West Java, and its environmental consequences for mining of limestone in the area.
Local students of the Institute of Agriculture started the research of this situation that could lead to a serious problem for wildlife that inhabit these caves, which are located just 400 meters from the mines.

After making several recent explorations of the caverns, specialists from the School of Fisheries and Marine Sciences revealed that several kinds of animals are endangered.

In response, environmentalists demanded actions to mitigate the effects of mineral extraction causing serious environmental and social damage, and favoring the destruction of the area.

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