The Municipality of Wakatobi to Develop a Biodiversity Research Center with the Use of Microsoft's Latest Technology

Jakarta, 12 March 2010 - Located on the world's coral triangle center, Wakatobi is the coral-richest region in the world enjoying 750 different coral biodiversities under its sea. Realizing the importance of preserving environmental assets, the Wakatobi administration embraces the Government, researchers, and private sectors to work together to actively preserve those assets.

At the present time, the administration is building "the International Center of Excellence" for biodiversity research activities through the framework of Public Private Partnership (PPP).