First Public Consultation for SRAK 2019-2029
Jambi, May 2, 2019 – Sumatran tigers are increasingly threatened, both by hunting and habitat loss due to the conversion of forest areas into plantations, settlements and other development activities. One of the impacts was increasingly numbers of conflict between humans and tigers which in general tigers were killed by being killed or excluded from their habitat.
Efforts to conserve Sumatran tigers have achieved a lot of progress since the formulation of the 2007-2017 Sumatran Tiger Conservation Action Plan (SRAK HARIMAU) Strategy involving various stakeholders. Various conservation actions have been implemented by Government of the Republic of Indonesia, regional governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, the private sector and the community. SRAK HARIMAU 2007 – 2017 has ended and the new SRAK draft (2019–2029) has been prepared jointly with various parties.
Director of Biodiversity Conservation, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Indra Exploitasia said, “The government gives full attention to the conservation of endemic species in Indonesia. Therefore, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry which has the authority to protect wild animals will continue to improve coordination with relevant sectors and important partners such as regional government. This aims to protect both the animals and their habitat. Around 61.34% Sumatran Tiger’s habitat and cruising areas are outside the conservation areas which are under the authority of the regional government and private sectors. ”
“Therefore, in an effort to conserve Sumatran tigers and other animals, we will support local government to continue protection and preservation of biodiversity.”
Governor of Jambi through Governor’s Expert Staff for Community and Human Resources, Drs. H. Ahmad Bastari, M.Pd expressed his support for Sumatran tiger conservation in conducting public consultations at BW Luxury Hotel, Jambi on Thursday (02/05/2019).
“Tigers are charismatic animals, they have several dimensions, including ecology, culture and economy that are not separate and complementary. These relationship are very close to humans, if one extinction in ecosystem will adversely affect human survival in future. I am very supportive of Sumatran tiger conservation efforts and I hope that Strategy and Action Plan for Sumatran Tiger Conservation 2019-2029 is also supported by all parties as Sumatran tiger conservation efforts, “Ahmad explained.
Head of the Jambi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), Rahmad Saleh stated that the 2019-2029 SRAK needs to be resolved immediately. “Jambi has 4 areas inhabited by Sumatran tigers. SRAK HARIMAU 2019-2029 needs to be resolved immediately because threat to tigers is getting higher. ”
In its implementation, Directorate General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) collaborates with various parties such as the cross-ministerial central government, local governments, NGOs, academics, the private sector and the wider community in ensuring that these work programs are implemented.
Chairperson of HarimauKita Forum (FHK) Munawar Kholis stated that, SRAK HARIMAU 2007-2017 had ended, since the new SRAK document had been prepared since 2018. The draft SRAK HARIMAU 2019-2029 has now being formulated simultaneously with other parties.
This tiger conservation needs to be run with innovation and also really pay attention to various aspects that intersect with the community. Public consultation is needed to ensure synergies with stakeholders, so that it can also refine the strategy for the next 10 years. “The big goal of conservation is a sustainable Sumatran tiger, a prosperous society and that is becoming part of the success of Indonesia’s development,” explained Kholis.
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