BBTN Kerinci Seblat Hosts SMART System Workshop

Sungai Penuh (19/1/2018). The workshop activity was initiated by Fauna-Flora International Indonesia Program (FFI-IP) in cooperation with BBTNKS and fully supported by Sumatran Tiger GEF-UNDP project. This meeting is a continuation of the SMART refresher training held on 26-27 August 2017. The meeting discussed several commitments related to patrol target, reporting and team performance until December 2017.

“We hope that this system will improve the field performance and hasten the making of field data and reporting results so as to help us at the policy-makers level in making the right decision” said Ir. Rusman as Head of Technical Division of Kerinci Seblat National Park (BBTNKS) in the opening of Field Activity Data Management Workshop Using SMART System located at Hotel Kerinci, 17-18 January 2018.

The SMART workshop was attended by 22 participants consisting of SMART administrators and data operators from major office buildings, each of the Fields and Sections of Park Management and also partners of BBTNKS. This good commitment will be further enhanced through further plans and targets.

“With the support of partners, we believe the park management will be better in the future” said Andrinaldi Adnan, S.Hut as Head of Utilization and Service Section of BBTNKS.

According to Amdoni, as the person in charge of SMART BBTNKS data, there are several significant findings and findings related to the meeting such as the timeliness in collecting patrol data to the Balai. We see all parties have a commitment even though there are still many shortcomings in the data field. However, this effort needs to be appreciated as part of collaboration for better management of TNKS.

The management and updating of regional condition data is an important part of national park management, because with a good monitoring and database system can be a reflection and provide input in improving management effectiveness. In order to perform data management, especially data on the results of various activities in the field, currently has developed a SMART (Spatial Monitoring And Reporting Tool) system that is relatively easy to use and recommended as one of the schemes in improving management effectiveness.

Based on the results of the recapitulation of realized activities, the number of patrol teams implemented during the period of September – December 2017 in the TNKS area is 20 teams, while the number of patrol personnel is 178 people consisting of BBTNKS personnel and community / BBTNKS partners.

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