16 May 2021 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” Series #17. Protecting the Archipelago’s* Animals (*Java and Sumatra)

Managing the remaining forest also means managing biodiversity including wildlife, especially the types that are now increasingly rare or even endangered, such as elephants, tigers and rhinos. According to Wiratno, Director General of Conservation of Natural Resources and Ecosystem (KSDAE), Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), various types of protected mammals are also found outside conservation areas, such as in production forest, in oil palm plantation, in rubber plantation, in industrial plantation forest (HTI), and so on. "We are challenged beyond the boundaries of protected areas," he said in the 17th Tropenbos Indonesia webinar series "Managing the Remaining Forests" entitled "Protecting the Archipelago's Animals" which took place on Saturday, 31 April 2021.

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29 April 2021 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” Series #16. NDC & Climate Resilience

The Indonesian government already has a national climate action plan that includes targets, policies, and various efforts in response to the issue of climate change, as well as contributing to achieving global targets according to the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2016. "The Ministry of Environment and Forestry ( KLHK) has already committed to do some efforts both in mitigation and adaptation," said Sri Tantri Arundhati, Director of Climate Change Adaptation, Directorate General of Climate Change Control (Ditjen PPI), KLHK in a webinar entitled "NDC & Climate Resilience" organized by Tropenbos Indonesia (TI) on Saturday 17 April 2021.

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16 April 2021 Indonesia

Business Competition for Climate Friendly Community Businesses in Simpang Dua and Sungai Pelang Sub-landscapes, Ketapang District to Address Key Landscape Challenges

MoMo4C is a five-year program (2020-2024) that aims to bring together entrepreneurs, corporates, policymakers, investors and civil society organisations to make green business propositions. This program is being implemented in six landscapes by Tropenbos Ghana, A Rocha Ghana, WWF Cameroon, Ecotrust Uganda, WWF Mozambique, and Tropenbos Indonesia to tackle the impacts and causes of climate change at a landscape level in developing countries, contribute to climate-resilience and (gender) inclusive, sustainable development in the landscapes where they are proposed, and attract investments to implement these initiatives. MoMo4C has an annual award scheme designed to support and develop local businesses that have positive impacts on the economy, livelihoods, and the environment.

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09 April 2021 Indonesia

Multi-Stakeholders Discussion for Prevention of Peat Fires in Ketapang

During the long dry season, forest, plantation and land fires occur regularly in a number of regions in Indonesia, including in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, especially in Sungai Pelang landscape (Sungai Pelang, Sungai Besar and Pematang Gadung villages), which has a vast area of peatlands. "In recent years, the issue of forest and land fires (karhutla) has become a national issue and even become an issue between countries. With the vast area of peatlands in Ketapang, prevention of forest and land fires and sustainable peat landscape management practice is very important," said Budi Wardhana, Deputy Head of Planning and Cooperation of BRGM (Peatland and Mangrove Restoration Agency) in a focused discussion and multi-stakeholder consultation on “Prevention efforts of karhutbunla and improvement practice of sustainable peat landscape management in Ketapang District", which was organized by Tropenbos Indonesia in collaboration with the District Development Agency on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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06 April 2021 Indonesia

Webinar series "Soil and Water Conservation" Series#3 Rehabilitation and New Facts of the Country’s Shield

As the coastal shield of our country, mangroves protect against high waves, tsunamis, abrasion, and define the 200 miles Indonesia's exclusive economic zone. If mangroves are eroded, so will Indonesia's exclusive economic zone. It was said by the Director of Tropenbos Indonesia, Edi Purwanto, at the opening of the 3rd event of the webinar series "Conservation of Soil and Water" entitled "Rehabilitation and New Facts of the Country’s Shield". As a climate shield, mangroves also act as carbon storage and absorbent, which are 3-5 times higher than tropical forests. Around 600 participants attended this webinar via zoom and youtube.

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23 March 2021 Indonesia

Webinar Series “Managing the Remaining Forests” series #15. UUCK & Multi-business Forestry

What types of multi-business model in business permit's working area? In the webinar organized by Tropenbos Indonesia, March 20, 2021, Bambang Hendroyono, Secretary General of the Ministry of Forestry and Environment (MoEF), gave examples of several types of existing businesses such as multi-business agroforestry, development of food crops such as rice and vegetables, sylvopasture, carbon and environmental services, and Energy Garden such as bamboo and sorghum cultivation for Biomass Power Plants and animal food.

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