Sumatra Wide Tiger Survey 2018-2019 Dimulai

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Jakarta, 13 Maret 2019 – Pemerintah Indonesia melalui Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan (KLHK) telah menargetkan peningkatan jumlah harimau sumatra sebanyak dua kali lipat pada 2022 – sebuah target yang tertuang dalam National Tiger Recovery Program (NTRP) 2010-2022. Salah satu upaya untuk memantau efektivitas upaya konservasi harimau sumatra dalam rangka mencapai target tersebut, KLHK bersama para mitra kerjanya melakukan pemantauan secara berkala dan sistematik melalui kegiatan Sumatra Wide Tiger Survey (SWTS).

SWTS pertama yang pernah dilaksanakan antara tahun 2007 hingga 2009 mengungkap bahwa 72% wilayah survei masih dihuni oleh harimau sumatra. Menurut banyak ahli, kondisi tersebut dikatakan masih baik. STWS pertama juga telah menjadi rujukan utama dalam penyusunan beberapa dokumen strategis konservasi harimau sumatra, baik dalam skala nasional maupun internasional.  Setelah kurang lebih 10 tahun, KLHK dan mitra kerja sedang melaksanakan SWTS kedua. Sesuai dengan fungsi utamanya, kegiatan STWS kedua ini dilaksanakan untuk mengevaluasi efektivitas upaya konservasi harimau sumatra yang telah berjalan dalam kurun waktu 10 tahun terakhir.

Direktur Jenderal KSDAE, Wiratno, memberikan arahan yang dibacakan oleh Direktur Bina Pengelolaan Ekosistem Esensial, Tandya Tjahjana, pada acara peluncuran survei tersebut di Hotel Menara Peninsula, 13 Maret 2019. “Kementerian LHK terus berkomitmen dan menjalin kerjasama yang baik dengan para pihak terkait dalam upaya pelestarian harimau sumatra di alam. Program konservasi juga berkembang dalam 10 tahun terakhir. Saya berharap dengan pelaksanaan kegiatan SWTS kedua ini, dukungan dan partisipasi aktif para pihak terhadap upaya pelestarian harimau sumatra dan satwa liar lainnya semakin meningkat dan dapat disinergikan dengan kebijakan pembangunan wilayah di daerah,” ujarnya.

Direktur Konservasi Keanekaragaman Hayati, Indra Exploitasia menyatakan bahwa kegiatan SWTS kedua ini penting untuk dilaksanakan mengingat semakin tingginya ancaman terhadap kelestarian harimau sumatra di alam. “Selain informasi terkait wilayah sebaran harimau sumatra, output yang diharapkan dari kegiatan STWS kedua yaitu terkait dengan data kondisi populasi dan sebaran satwa mangsa, penyakit dan genetik di seluruh kantong habitat harimau sumatra, sehingga dapat memetakan kesenjangan aktivitas konservasi yang dilakukan,” ujarnya. Selanjutnya seluruh data, informasi dan kajian hasil kegiatan SWTS nantinya akan terpusat di database Direktorat Jenderal KSDAE dan selanjutnya menjadi acuan arahan kebijakan konservasi tidak hanya harimau sumatra akan tetapi juga satwa badak, orangutan, gajah dan satwa liar lainnya di Pulau Sumatra.

Hariyo T. Wibisono, Koordinator Pelaksana SWTS menyatakan, “SWTS 2018-2019 adalah kegiatan survei satwa liar terbesar di dunia, baik dalam hal kemitraan, sumber daya manusia yang terlibat, maupun luasan wilayah. Sebanyak 74 tim survei (354 anggota tim) dari 30 lembaga diturunkan untuk melaksanakan survei di 23 wilayah sebaran harimau seluas 12,9 juta hektar, yang 6.4 juta hektar di antaranya adalah habitat yang disurvei pada SWTS pertama.” Tercatat 15 unit pelaksana teknis (UPT) KLHK, lebih dari 10 KPH, 21 LSM nasional dan internasional, dua universitas, dua perusahaan, dan 13 lembaga donor yang telah bergabung mendukung kegiatan SWTS.

Prof. Dr. Gono Semiadi, LIPI, menerangkan bahwa ada beberapa hal yang ingin dihasilkan dari SWTS kedua ini. “Kami mengharapkan dapat menemukan proporsi area yang menjadi wilayah hidup harimau, informasi mengenai keragaman genetika populasi di masing-masing kantong habitat, meningkatkan kapasitas teknis nasional, serta beberapa dokumen strategi konservasi harimau seperti yang dihasilkan oleh SWTS pertama.”

Survei ini tidak hanya melibatkan pemerintah namun juga seluruh pemangku kepentingan dalam upaya penyelamatan harimau. “Survei pada 2007-2009 adalah survei harimau pertama terbesar di dunia. Dengan kolaborasi di masa lalu yang berhasil, kami yakin bahwa saat ini kami bisa mengulang kembali kesuksesan lewat kerjasama yang baik lintas organisasi. Keterlibatan multipihak ini merupakan langkah maju dalam membangun disain konservasi yang komprehensif di level pemerintah pusat maupun pemerintah daerah,” ujar Munawar Kholis, Ketua Forum HarimauKita (FHK).

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Kontak Media (narahubung):

  1. KKH, KLHK : Desy S. Chandradewi (+62 812-9542-679)
  2. Koordinator Pelaksana SWTS : Hariyo T. Wibisono (+62 812-1099-557)
  3. Ketua Forum HarimauKita : Munawar Kholis (+62 811-1101-281)

TN BBS Laksanakan Pelatihan Restorasi Berbasis Masyarakat

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Balai Besar Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan menyelenggarakan pelatihan pengelolaan kolaboratif untuk staff taman nasional dengan tema restorasi berbasis masyarakat pada 12-14 Februari, di Resort Ulu Belu, Desa/Pekon Sukamaju, Kecamatan Ulu Belu, Kabupaten Tanggamus, Provinsi Lampung. Pelatihan yang berupaya meningkatkan kapasitas tata kelola sosial dan soft skill ini dilaksanakan oleh Yayasan Pusat Informasi Lingkungan Indonesia (PILI-Green Network) didukung oleh Proyek Sumatran Tiger GEF-UNDP.

Pelatihan diikuti oleh 10 (sepuluh) orang staff Taman Nasional Bukit Barisan Selatan (TNBBS) yang terdiri dari Polhut, PEH dan Penyuluh. Para peserta mendapatkan materi tentang pengertian restorasi, kebijakan terkait restorasi di kawasan konservasi, pendekatan restorasi dan tahapannya, dampak dan pengawasannya.

Menurut Evi Indraswati, Koordinator PILI sekaligus fasilitator pelatihan, diperlukan aksi bersama – tidak hanya sekedar minat ataupun niat – untuk memulihkan kawasan hutan TNBBS. Menurutnya, pelatihan soft skill menjadi modal untuk meningkatkan motivasi dengan kemampuan perencanaan dan analisis resiko yang matang terhadap program restorasi hutan berbasis masyarakat.

Rini Rismayani (Direktorat Konservasi Kawasan) sebagai salah satu narasumber mengatakan, ”Lakukan restorasi sesuai aturan yang berlaku.” Menurut Rini, Balai Besar TNBBS adalah TN yang pertama membuat studi/kajian dalam rangka penyusunan Rencana Pemulihan Ekosistem (RPE) 2015-2019. “Dan target pemulihan ekosistem di TNBBS tahun 2018 telah tercapai sesuai dengan IKK,” tuturnya. Rini menambahkan, dalam melakukan PE perlu dicermati berdasarkan open area di lanskap masing-masing.

Para peserta juga memperoleh pelatihan dari Rio Ardi (Yayasan Orang Utan Sumatera Lestari-Orangutan Information Center) yang telah melakukan restorasi di kawasan konservasi Lauser, dan di SM Rawa Singkil.

Menurut Koordinator Penyuluh Balai Besar TNBBS Riyanto, “Perlu segera ada aksi untuk mengatasi keterlanjuran penggarapan illegal yang ada di TNBBS, meskipun kecil tapi dilakukan secara berkelanjutan, kolaboratif pihak TN; Resor, PEH, Penyuluh dengan para mitra dan menjadikan masyarakat sebagai pelaku utama dalam pemulihan ekosistem. Dan tentunya petugas resor pun penting untuk dibekali ilmu kemampuan mengkondisikan masyarakat di sekitar wilayah resornya.”

Di akhir pelatihan, disepakati bersama bahwa pasca pelatihan akan ada upaya membuat demplot restorasi berbasis masyarakat pada wilayah resor masing-masing. Dan untuk lebih memantapkan kolaborasi dalam restorasi berbasis masyarakat, maka akan segera dilaksanakan pelatihan kedua bersama masyarakat.

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Tim KLHK dan UNDP Indonesia Kunjungi TN Berbak Sembilang

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Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan dan UNDP Indonesia didukung oleh Proyek Sumatran Tiger baru saja menyelesaikan kunjungan lapangan dari tanggal 28-30 Januari 2019 ke Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang. Dalam kegiatan ini, para pihak melakukan spot check berbagai perkembangan dan capaian di Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang. Balai Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang telah membangun “situation room” yang memungkinkan balai mengumpulkan data-data patroli SMART di lapangan dan mendokumentasikan temuan untuk digunakan dalam pengambilan keputusan dalam perlindungan, pengawetan dan pemanfaatan taman nasional. Di kawasan ini terdapat beberapa spesies yang terancam punah dan dilindungi seperti harimau sumatera dan tapir. Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang juga merupakan situs Ramsar dan menjadi lokasi persinggahan burung migran.

Tim Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan dan UNDP Indonesia juga menyaksikan proses pelatihan teknis pengelolaan ekosistem lahan basah yang dilaksanakan oleh Yapeka sebagai bentuk dukungan untuk meningkatkan efektivitas tata kelola di Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang yang menjadi habitat bagi harimau Sumatra, gajah Asia, tapir Asia, siamang, kucing emas, rusa Sambar, buaya muara, ikan Sembilang, penyu air tawar raksasa, lumba-lumba air tawar dan berbagai spesies burung.

Pada hari kedua kunjungan ke Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang, tim Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan dan UNDP Indonesia didukung oleh Proyek Sumatran Tiger juga mengunjungi Pos Simpang Bungur Air Hitam Dalam. Perjalanan ke Air Hitam Dalam menggunakan dua speed boat guna mengamati kondisi ekosistem lahan basah. Di resor ini tim menginap menggunakan tenda guna meyaksikan tantangan tata kelola dan solusi di lapangan.

Tim Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan dan UNDP Indonesia juga mengunjungi Desa Rantau Rasau, desa tertua di Kabupaten Tanjung Jabung Timur untuk menyaksikan pelatihan pemetaan partisipatif dan pemberdayaan masyarakat bekerja sama dengan PILI Green Network. Dalam kesempatan ini tim bertemu dengan Kepala Desa Rantau Rasau dan menyaksikan pelatihan yang diharapkan bisa menjadi resolusi inovatif atas konflik tenurial di sekitar Resor Sungai Rambut Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang.

Tim Kementerian Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan dan UNDP Indonesia juga melakukan observasi salah satu solusi mitigasi konflik manusia dan harimau di Taman Nasional Berbak Sembilang. Lokasi observasi ada di Desa Telago Limo, dimana Proyek Sumatran Tiger bersama mitra, ZSL, menciptakan mural di balai desa guna meningkatkan pemahaman masyarakat tentang pentingnya keberadaan harimau sumatera serta tumbuhan dan satwa liar lainnya. Balai desa digunakan untuk kegiatan komunitas – mulai dari rapat hingga sarana untuk menggelar pernikahan – sehingga menjadi lokasi yang tepat untuk penyadartahuan masyarakat.

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TNKS Trains 19 Personnel to Monitor Tiger Population

Kerinci Seblat National Park (BBTNKS) in collaboration with Center for Education and Training, Ministry of Environment and Forestry conducted “Sumatran Tiger Population Monitoring Training”, to conservation area management personnel and partners. This activity – supported by Sumatran Tiger Project – was held on October 8-13, 2018, in Sungai Penuh City, Jambi Province.

The training was attended by 19 participants from Kerinci Seblat National Park, Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, BKSDA North Sumatra, BKSDA Jambi, KSDA Bengkulu – Lampung, Lampung KPH Unit 1 Kerinci KPHP , PT. Supreme Energy Muara Labuh, Sumatra Dharmasraya Tiger Rehabilitation Center (PR-HSD), MIPA Faculty of Andalas University, Forestry Faculty of West Sumatra Muhammadiyah University, Faculty of Forestry Jambi University, and Conservation Society Institution – ICS.

The training used guidelines signed by Director General of Natural Resource and Ecosystem Conservation, in reference to KLHK PUSDIKLAT Sumatran Tiger Population Monitoring Training Curriculum that discusses KLHK Policy in Sumatran Tiger Conservation, Important Value of Sumatran Tiger Conservation, Sumatran Tiger Bio-ecology, Introduction to Sumatran Tiger Monitoring and Camera Traps, Survey Design, data base and data management, methods for monitoring populations (occupancy & population density), estimating and monitoring Sumatran tigers, and preparing action plans.

In his opening remarks, representing the Head of BBTNKS, Agusman, S.P, M.Sc., said that one of main performance indicators of Directorate General of KSDAE – KLHK is increasing population of 25 priority protected species, including Sumatran tiger species.

“At present, we do not have a uniform methodology to monitor the population of Sumatran tigers, either due to gaps in knowledge and understanding, limited human resources or other things. This training is very important, and we thank Sumatran Tiger Project for facilitating this training,”he said.

The teaching team in this training came from LHK HR PUSDIK and other relevant organizations. They trainers are Dr. Ir. Novianto Bambang W, M.Sc and Ir. Waldemar Hasiholan, M.Sc., Irene Margareth R. Pinondang – SINTAS Indonesia, Wido R. Albert – FFI IP and Tomi Ariyanto – ZSL IP.

At the end of the activity, Ir. Rusman, as Head of Conservation Technical Division of BBTNKS asked all participants – representatives of 14 institutions / institutions – to develop the knowledge that had been obtained. “Through Sumatran Tiger Population Monitoring Training activities, it is expected that participants can plan surveys and monitoring, analyze data and provide management recommendations related to Sumatran tiger conservation,” he said.

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Increasing Law Enforcement Capacity, Urgent Duty

Conflict between humans and wildlife, illegal wildlife hunting activities and deforestation activities that lead to destruction of wildlife habitat, until now have not been handled properly and received maximum penalty by law enforcement stakeholders.

Illegal activities have also increased wildlife trading activities in black market network and demand for Sumatran tiger skin and body parts, elephant ivory, and other wildlife’s body parts.

Weak law enforcement capacity along with increasingly limited allocation of human resources and funding become the main barriers to tackle illegal wildlife hunting and trading.

Several other factors include the existence of laws which are no longer relevant to present conditions. These laws becoming barriers used by environmental and forestry actors to justify their illicit actions.

These weaknesses should be immediately revised to optimize law enforcement capacity in environment and forestry sectors to be able to play their roles accordingly and to receive support from other related institutions.

Sumatran Tiger Project supports pre-study of law enforcement capacity in forestry sector, as concrete form of efforts to strengthening law enforcement capacity within Ministry Environment and Forestry (KLHK) as imposed by regulations.

This activity was held for 2 days from 25-26 September 2018, at Antares Hotel Medan and fully organized by PIU Sumatran Tiger – Leuser with team of technical committees at Gunung Leuser National Park Office.

This activity was attended by law enforcement agencies, Provincial Forest Service, representatives of relevant UPT KLHK, representatives of academics and collaborative partners of UPT KSDAE-LHK in Leuser landscape. Darmawan Liswanto, is consultant who facilitated the pre-study of law enforcement capacity of forestry sector.

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TNKS Promotes Biodiversity Protection to Police Cadets

Sumatran Tiger Project supported Kerinci Seblat National Park’s initiative to promote “Biodiversity Protection and Introduction to Kerinci Seblat National Park Area” to students of Bukit Kaba National Police School – Bengkulu Regional Police, in Curup, Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu Province, on Friday, September 21.

Bukit Kaba National Police School (SPN) Principal, AKBP Abdul Muis, S.I.K appreciated the initiative mentioning that, “The Socialization of Biodiversity Protection and the Introduction of the Kerinci Seblat National Park Area to students will be very effective because these knowledge will be spread by students throughout the Bengkulu Province.

“Students who have received these information from very beginning, will be placed in different divisions, including Criminal Investigation. They have become familiar with issues of protecting biodiversity and Kerinci Seblat National Park Area,” he said.

As many as 45 SPN officers / personnel and 125 SPN students attended the socialization event. The Head of the National Police School warmly welcomed this socialization and hoped that it could be carried out annually at the SPN.

Head of TNKS, Tamen Sitorus, supported the initiative and TNKS will continue the socialization in the future. “We (TNKS and Police) both implementing the law, we need to work together in the future,” he said.

Socialization of biodiversity protection and the introduction of Kerinci Seblat National Park area were also held at PT. Supreme Energy Muara Laboh, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra Province attended by 40 participants and at PT. Brantas Abipraya – MHP Muaro Sako, Pesisir Selatan Regency, West Sumatra Province that was attended by 40 participants. These activities received a warm welcome from the Head of the SPN. The leaders of the companies also expressed their appreciation to Kerinci Seblat National Park Authority for initiating these socialization activities.

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TNKS Patrol Team Does It Again

Patrol team of Kerinci Seblat National Park again showed its capability to capture illegal wildlife poacher. In collaboration with Mukomuko Resort Police, Bengkulu Province, the patrol team managed to arrest Sumatran tiger hunters and trader on Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at Bengkulu – Padang crossing, Bunga Tanjung Village, Teramang Jaya District, Mukomuko Regency.

Last month on August 14, the same team also managed to arrest 2 perpetrators at Jalan Bangko – Kerinci, Pulau Rengas Village, Merangin District, Jambi Province.

The suspect who was arrested this month was named Heri alias Ujang, a resident of Bunga Tanjung Village. Evidence found with perpetrator was one 135 cm long Sumatran tiger skin plus 4 kg of bones.

Sumatran tiger has important value in safeguarding forest ecosystems. As apex predators, sumatran tigers balance populations of other animals. In other words, protecting tigers can protect forest and its biodiversity.

Head of the National Park National Park Office, Drs. Tamen Sitorus, M.Sc., revealed that TNKS is one of tiger habitats and one of Sumatran tiger conservation areas.

“If tiger trade continues around TNKS area, this will be a loss for people around the TNKS area in particular, and people of Sumatra in general,” Tamen said. “Therefore, I request support from all communities and related parties to jointly conserve this endangered and protected by law species,” he added.

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Journalists Visit Gunung Leuser National Park

Sumatran Tiger Project has just finished facilitating a journalist’s visit to Gunung Leuser National Park between 27-29 August 2018. The visit aims to get to know more about the area’s protection activities, especially SMART patrol activities at the Bukit Lawang Resort.

On first day of the visit, the team held discussion with Head of Technical Conservation Division at Gunung Leuser National Park Office, Mr. Adhi Nurul Hadi and his team continued by trip to Bukit Lawang Resort on the second day.

At Bukit Lawang, a team consisting of Journalists from the Kompas Daily, The Jakarta Post, Sumatran Tiger PMU Staff and PIU Staff and WCS Staff, met with the Independent Patrol Team led by Misno.

The independent patrol team received support from Sumatran Tiger Project both in funding and capacity building through partner’s assistance, WCS or Wildlife Conservation Society Indonesia.

The journalist team interviewed all members of patrol team to learn from successful implementation of SMART patrol in Bukit Lawang Resort. In 2017, Misno and the team patrolled 10 times in 96 days with total km walked reaching 204.54 km, almost the same distance as Jakarta to Cirebon.

Findings by SMART patrol team at field became the basis of national park’s planning and decision making to protect Gunung Leuser National Park. The success became positive example in conducting more efficient and effective patrol system, especially when dealing with various kinds of threats in national park areas such as encroachment, hunting, etc.

The SMART patrol team also raised awareness in community on the importance of national park protection and monitored environmental resources and wildlifes to sustain national park area.

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National Park Team Arrests 2 Suspects of Sumatran Tiger Traders

Bravo! Highest appreciation for team of officers from Kerinci Seblat National Park. BBTNKS team successfully arrested two suspected traffickers in Jalan Lintas Sumatra tiger Bangko – Kerinci, Rengas Island Village, District Merangin, Jambi province on Tuesday evening, on August 14, 2018.

Two suspects of Sumatran tiger trading bear initials of S (34 years), Beringin Tinggi village residents and B (30 years old), resident of the village of Rantau Suli, in East Jangkat, Merangin District, Jambi Province.

Together with the suspects, TNKS officers secured several evidences: one sheet of wet Sumatran tiger skin, one pack of tiger bones weighing 6.8 kg and equipments (a backpack and two vehicles) used by the suspect.

Success of this arrest was the result of an investigation by Kerinci Seblat National Park team conducted since 8 August. TNKS team then coordinated with the Merangin Police Resort. Perpetrators and evidence currently detained at Merangin District Police to follow further legal proceedings. Law enforcement is one of keys to protect endangered animals including Sumatran tigers.

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Implementing SMART in Gunung Leuser National Park

Transforming Effectiveness of Biodiversity Project Conservation in Priority Sumatran Landscapes (Sumatran Tiger Project) conducted training on implementation of SMART-based Patrol Data Collection and Reporting System for Resort Team Scope of BPTN-I Tapaktuan – Gunung Leuser National Park Center.

This activity is part of efforts to build management of national park at site level in safeguarding and protecting area of ​​Gunung Leuser National Park BPTN-I Tapaktuan area. This activity was held for 2 days between 13-14 August 2018, which was held in Tapaktuan, South Aceh.

This activity aimed to improve skills and understanding of SMART Patrol team at site level in dealing with routine data collection, reporting system and SMART-based Patrol procedures in accordance with current requirements.

The event was attended by a total of 31 participants in scope of SPTN-I Blangpidie (Aceh Barat Daya) and SPTN-II Kluet (Aceh Selatan) within BPTN in Area I-Tapaktuan region.

This activity was organized by technical team from Gunung Leuser National Park Office, with support from facilitator team’s from WCS IP and funding from GEF-UNDP Sumatran Tiger Project.

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