21 December 2020 Indonesia
After the success of webinar series “Managing the Remaining Forests”, Tropenbos Indonesia launched another series “Soil & Water Conservation” which for the first series entitled “Soil & Water Conservation in Peatlands”. The webinar that was held on December 19, 2020 was attended by more than 200 participants and presented three expert resources: Dr. Ir. Lailan Syaufina, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Forestry and Environment IPB University, Prof. Dr. Junun Sartohadi, Chairman of the PC Soil and Water Conservation Society (MKTI) Yogyakarta, and Dr. Ir. Satria Jaya Priatna, Chairman of the PC MKTI South Sumatra.
10 December 2020 Indonesia
After the previous webinar was successful, the 11th webinar series "Managing the Remaining" was held again by Tropenbos Indonesia with the theme "Village SDGs and Strengthening Village Natural Resources Governance” on 5 December 2020. More than 300 participants participated in this webinar which presented resource experts Samsul Widodo, Director General of Development of Disadvantaged Regions (PDT), the Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Hunggul Yudhono, Researcher of BP2 LHK Makassar, and Director of Tropenbos Indonesia, Edi Purwanto.
07 December 2020 Indonesia
Villages in Indonesia that have obtained a social forestry permit are allowed to develop enterprises, called social forestry business unit (KUPS), so they can benefit from the forest while also protecting it. For further development after being established, with the village government’s decision letter the KUPS can access Bangpesona grants from the Directorate General of Social Forestry and Environmental Partnership, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
02 December 2020 Indonesia
The rapid development of infrastructure as well as business and economic activities such as mining or plantation activities have put pressure on forest areas. For this reason, it is necessary to mitigate the impact of these various activities on the forest so that what is left can be protected and sustainable. That is the message that emerged from the Tropenbos Indonesia # 10 webinar series "Managing the Remaining Forests" which this time raised a topic "Mitigation of Infrastructure Development in Forest Areas".
17 November 2020 Indonesia
Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is a conservation research organisation that started its activities in Buton and Wakatobi. Opwall provides services for young scientists to carry out scientific research in tropical areas that are pristine, rich in biodiversity and culture both in forests and sea. To provide this service, Opwall engages world-caliber biologists and social experts from top universities in Europe, America, Canada and Australia to assist young scientists in conducting biodiversity and social research. Opwall, which was founded in 1995, started its activities on Buton Island and Wakatobi National Park.