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On June 11th, 2022, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) about 'Cooperation for Development and Empowerment of Kuala Tolak, Kuala Satong and Laman Satong Villages (3 villages surrounding Ketapang HCVA)’ has been signed between Ketapang District Government, represented by Pak Farhan as Ketapang Vice Regent, PT. Kayung Agro Lestari (KAL) represented by Bu Nunik Maharani Maulana as Director of Sustainability & Corporate Communications, Pak Donatus Rantan as Director of Mitra Pembangunan Ketapang or Ketapang Development Partners or MPK (Ketapang based NGO), and Pak Edi Purwanto, Director Tropenbos Indonesia (National based NGO).
The Essential Ecosystem Area (KEE) is a new conservation category in Indonesia, introduced by Indonesia Ministry of Forestry (MoF) in 2011 as Government Regulation 28/2011 on Wildlife and Natural Conservation Area Management, which provides opportunities to protect forest covers outside of state-protected areas. This is potentially important for conservation, because of the limited number of conservation areas (only 18%), compared to production forest (57%) and watershed protection forest (25%). The implication is that most of the unique biodiversity is found outside state-protected conservation areas. For example, it is estimated that about 75% of the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) population lives outside areas designated by the government for conservation purposes. Recognizing this discrepancy, MoF introduced KEE as a new conservation category in 2011. This category intends to preserve forests outside national parks, wildlife reserves, and hunting parks without changing the function and status of the forest. KEE may include areas classified as production forest, protection forest, and non-state forest area.
The UPPB (Collective Rubber Processing and Marketing Unit) Juring Raya, whose members are rubber farmers in Simpang Dua, Ketapang Regency, West Kalimantan, has succeeded in selling their rubber raw material directly to PT NKP up to 3 tons on 20 February 2023. The success of this sale made the members of the UPPB feel happy because the selling price received was higher than if they sold it to middlemen. They are also eager to improve the quality of their rubber raw material because better quality will also make the selling price higher.
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