More than a third of Indonesia’s coral reefs are in bad condition, scientists said Tuesday, raising concerns about the future of the archipelago’s vast marine ecosystem. The precarious state of the country’s coral reefs was revealed after a survey of 1067 sites across the sprawling country of more than 17,000 islands. Scientists from Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) found that just 6.5 percent Indonesia’s coral reefs were in excellent condition, while 36 percent are in bad condition.

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