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04 September 2018 Indonesia

The Mapping of Social Forestry Potential Areas in West Kalimantan

Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) conducted a study and mapping of Social Forestry potential areas in West Kalimantan, which put forward criteria based on community needs of lands. The interim result and method of the study were discussed in the workshop entitled “Mapping of Social Forestry Potential Areas in West Kalimantan Province", held at the Orchardz Hotel in Pontianak, 21 August 2018. The event was opened by the Head of West Kalimantan Forestry Agency, and was attended by the Social Forestry Acceleration Working Group (SFA Working Group) of West Kalimantan, several Heads of Forest Management Units (FMUs) and various NGOs in West Kalimantan.

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04 September 2018 Indonesia

Hand-over Manjau Nursery to LPHD

Tropenbos Indonesia (TI), Flora Fauna International (FFI), and LPHD (Village Forest Management Forum) Manjau had a meeting on 31 August 2018 to discuss on the handling-over of Manjau nursery and workplan program of the nursery post the hand-over process. The meeting resulted on the agreement that the hand over will be done on 6 September 2018. LPHD will also measure the village forest plot on the same day witnessed by TI, FFI and Manjau village government.

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27 August 2018 Indonesia

A Discussion on Sustainable Ecotourism of Riam Berasap

Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) held a discussion on Ecotourism Management of Riam Berasap in collaboration with the Office of Gunung Palung National Park (BBTNGP), PT. Kayung Agro Lestari (KAL), Yayasan ASRI, and Yayasan Palung to commemorate the National Nature Conservation Day (HKAN), Wednesday (08/15/2018). This activity was attended by 56 participants from BBTNGP, KPH, NGOs, community actors, government and Laman Satong Village community, Ketapang District, West Kalimantan.

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07 August 2018 Indonesia

Boosting Community Enthusiasm on Social Forestry

Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) in collaboration with Provincial Forestry Agency of West Kalimantan and the Social Forestry Working Group held a familiarization event on Social Forestry Program (PS) with a theme "Making Knowledge Work for Forests and People" in Tanjung Baik Budi Village, Ketapang, West Kalimantan on Friday, August 3, 2018. The event was attended by the Forestry Service of West Kalimantan, the Social Forestry Working Group of West Kalimantan, KPH Ketapang Selatan, Local Government of Ketapang District and Tanjung Baik Budi Village community.

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06 August 2018 Indonesia

Strategic Partnership Meeting of CSOs at the Dutch Embassy, Jakarta

Tropenbos Indonesia represented by Dr. Edi Purwanto, Director, and Irene Koesoetjahjo, Communication Officer, participated in “Strategic Partnership Meeting” held at the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta, on 23 July 2018. Various Indonesian CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) which are in partnership with Dutch organizations in several projects and alliances in Indonesia attended the meeting. Ferdinand Lahnstein, Minister Plenipotentiary/Charge d’affairs of the Embassy opened the meeting and Joost Nuijten, Deputy Head of Economic Affairs delivered a presentation on the new policy note issued by the Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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23 July 2018 Indonesia

Partnership to Build Orangutan Corridor

The Governor of West Kalimantan issued a decree No. 718/2017 that stipulated Sungai Putri Peatland Forest – Gunung Tarak Protection Forest – Gunung Palung National Park as an Ecosystem Essential Areas (Kawasan Ekosistem Esensial/KEE) for orangutan corridor in Ketapang District. KEE is a protection area outside conservation areas, it is not aimed to change the existing utilization status of the land, but improving its management to maintain its conservation function. The issuance of the Governor decree means that orangutan ecological corridor in Gunung Tarak Sub-landscape has been part of West Kalimantan Province’s conservation areas and call for multi-stakeholders ‘supports. The initiative is the result of a unique collaboration between civil society, private sector and district government, where TBI has played important roles.

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