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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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23 July 2018 Indonesia

Women and Mushroom Business in Laman Satong Village

A warm smile appeared in Elyani’s face when her hands held white oyster mushroom she had just collected from the mushroom farming incubator. That day, women group “Bedau Jaya” harvested their mushroom farming for the first time. The mushroom they had cultivated was part of facilitation done by Tropenbos Indonesia for the women group of Laman Satong village in the District of Ketapang , West Kalimantan.

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23 July 2018 Indonesia

From Participatory Mapping to Agrarian Reform

As a follow-up action agreed at the National Tenurial Conference on 26 October 2017 in Jakarta, Laman Satong Village, of which a large part is located in the State Forest, has been selected by National Government as target priority for TORA (land for agrarian reform).

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