MoEF and UNDP Indonesia Visit Berbak Sembilang NP

Ministry of Environment and Forestry and UNDP Indonesia, supported by Sumatran Tiger Project just completed field visits from 28-30 January 2019 to Berbak Sembilang National Park. In this activity, the parties checked various developments and achievements of Sumatran Tiger Project in Berbak Sembilang National Park.

Berbak Sembilang National Park Authority has developed “situational room” to collect SMART patrol data from the field and documented findings for use in decision-making in protection, preservation and utilization of national parks. Some endangered and protected species in this area are Sumatran tiger and tapir. Sembilang National Park is also a Ramsar site and is spot for migratory water birds.

Team from Ministry of Environment and Forestry and UNDP Indonesia also witnessed technical training in wetland ecosystem management implemented by Yapeka to improve management effectiveness in Sembilang Berbilang National Park which is a habitat for Sumatran tiger, Asian elephant, Asian tapir, siamang, gold cats, sambar deer, estuaries crocodiles, Sembilang fish, giant freshwater turtles, freshwater dolphins and various bird species.

On second day, the team also visited Simpang Bungur Post, Air Hitam Dalam using two speedboats to observe condition of wetland ecosystem. The team camped in this area to witness the challenges of managing Berbak Sembilang ecosystem and solutions at field.

MoEF and UNDP Indonesia team also visited Rantau Rasau Village, the oldest village in Tanjung Jabung Timur District to witness participatory GIS mapping and training by PILI Green Network. The team met Rantau Rasau Village Head and witnessed the training that was expected to be an innovative resolution of tenurial conflict around Sungai Rambut Resort, Berbak Sembilang National Park.

The team also observed human and tiger conflict mitigation solutions at Berbak Sembilang National Park in Telago Limo Village, where Sumatran Tiger Project with its partner, ZSL, created a mural at village hall to increase public’s awareness on the importance of Sumatran tiger and other wildlife and plants. The village hall that is used for meetings and community activities – including weddings – is the right location to increase community awareness.

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Book: Sumatran Tiger Population Monitoring Guidance

Sumatran Tiger Project in collaboration with the Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation, Directorate General of KSDAE, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, has published the book “Sumatran Tiger Population Monitoring Guidance”. For colleagues interested in getting this book please download through the following link: “Panduan Pemantauan Populasi Harimau

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SMART-RBM Guidelines Published

Sumatran Tiger Project has created another milestone to support tiger conservation efforts. The Project, in collaboration Sumatran Tiger’s stakeholders, has launched 3 SMART-RBM patrol guides to support SMART RBM patrol activities.

The activities were intended to improve management and security in tiger habitat key areas not only in four Sumatran Tiger landscapes namely Berbak Sembilang National Park, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Kerinci Seblat National Park and Gunung Leuser National Park but also in other Sumatran Tiger habitats.

The SMART-RBM patrol guides can be downloaded directly from the Sumatran Tiger website or click the title of each publication at the following link: Publikasi Sumatran Tiger to download the document.

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Sumatran Tiger Supports Kemah Konservasi

The Sumatran Tiger Project Implementation Unit (PIU) in Bukit Barisan Selatan hosted an initial coordination meeting attended by staff of Balai Besar Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park with partners of non-governmental organizations and related agencies on March 18, 2017.

This coordination meeting was held in connection with the implementation of Kemah Konservasi in Bandar Lampung on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Municipal Fishery Business School of Kotaagung, Tanggamus Regency, Lampung Province.

This coordination meeting was followed up by a meeting on 20 March 2017 at the Meeting Room of Balai Besar TNBBS which was attended by 13 people consisting of 11 people from TNBBS and 2 people from Tiger Project.

Coordination meeting with NGO partners was held the day after on 21 March 2017 attended by TN BBS (8 persons) UNILA PILI (2 persons), WWF (2 persons), 2 persons WCS, RAB YABI (1 person) and Tiger Project (2 person).

All partners support the successful Conservation camp activities. A total of 328 conservation cadres participated in the event attended by the Minister of Environment and Forestry, Mrs. Siti Nurbaya.

Kemah Konservasi aims to increase the love of conservation action, especially the action of Sumatran tiger conservation. The camp is also a medium of environmental education. In this camp is also campaigned and socialized efforts to preserve TNBBS to become the best habitat of Sumatran tiger in the world.

This conservation camp is in conjunction with Hari Hariri Rimbawan 34th 2017 and celebrates International Forest Day as the momentum of forest awareness as an important part of life.

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Tiger Project Holds METT Refresher Training

Sumatran Tiger Project together with the Directorate of Conservation Area held a refresher METT training for facilitators at Resort Jambul Luwuk – Bogor for 4 days in March 2017. The training was intended to support Directorate General of KSDAE’s efforts to increase management capacity of national parks which is in line with the project’s output. The training simultaneously discussed Indonesia’s tailored METT guidelines to increase effectiveness of Indonesia’s conservation.

30 previously trained facilitators from the Directorate General of KSDAE; NGO partners (FFI; WCS; FHK); universities (IPB, UNAND, Univ Gorontalo, University of Papua); and other projects (GIZ Forclime; USAID Lestari) attended the event.

The METT Facilitator Group was established by Decree of the Director of Conservation Area No. SK.27 / KK / PPKK.1 / 5/2016. The training was conducted in the first quarter of 2017.

This group of facilitators was formed in 2015 to support KSDAE’s policy in improving the effectiveness of conservation area management using METT tools.

Directorate General of KSDAE and partners invited the Vice Chair of the World Commission on Protected Area (WCPA) and one of METT’s authors, Prof. Marc Hocking (Queensland University) to give lectures to improve the management capacity of the facilitators.

The meeting also discussed guideline document for the Management Effectiveness of Conservation Areas in Indonesia (Indonesia tailored METT) and will soon continue its publishing process.

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