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.

Berbak Sembilang NP Holds Wetland Ecosystem Workshop

Jambi, 22 November 2017 – Berbak and Sembilang National Park facilitated by Sumatran Tiger – GEF – UNDP Project held Wetland Berbak Ecosystem and Key Species Workshop on November 21-22, 2017 at Hotel Odua Weston Jambi as part of the framework to prepare 2018-2027 Berbak National Park Long Term Management Plan.

The workshop explored data and information related to Berbak area to reformulate important values ​​of Berbak National Park in Berbak National Park’s RPJP 2018-2027, especially the important values related to wetland conservation and key species ​​that become the underlying reasons for Berbak was mandated to becoming a National Park.

This activity was attended by relevant stakeholders in Berbak National Park management area (Provincial Bappeda, Provincial Forestry Office, BKSDA Jambi, BTNBS, UPT Tahura Rangkayo Hitam, Bappeda Muara Jambi, Bappeda Tanjung Jabung Timur, ZSL, Gita Buana, Wetland International Pinang Sebatang) involving competent resource persons in the field of wetland conservation and flora-fauna species, especially Berbak areas, namely: Directorate of KK Directorate General KSDAE, Directorate of BPEE Directorate General of KSDAE, Directorate of KKH Directorate General of KSDAE, Bro. Yus Rusila Noor-Wetland International, Dr. Cherita Yunnia – Expert of Kemenko Maritim, Nursanti-Universitas Jambi, Dr. Dolly Priyatna- member of Tapir Specialist Group-IUCN SSC, Yoan Dinata-ZSL, Iding Ahmad Haidir-Student Work (S3) KemenLHK, Dr. Irawati-Researcher LIPI, Dr. Asmadi Saad-Expert BRG, Nursanti, S.Hut, M.Si.-Faculty of Forestry, University of Jambi and Madari – Historian from Bunaken National Park. The workshop discussion process was guided by Kristiani Fajar Wianti-lecturer of Faculty of Forestry UGM.

The workshop which was held for two days was officially opened by the Head of TN Berbak and Sembilang Ir. Pratono Puroso, M.Sc. The workshop is expected to provide recommendations for wetland ecosystem management and important species in TN Berbak before the formation of a Long Term Management Plan Document (RPJP) as a guideline in managing Berbak NP Area.

The Long Term Management Plan (RPJP) is management plan prepared based on the results of potential inventory of the region and the arrangement of zones within zones / blocks by taking into account the functions of the region, aspirations of parties and regional development plan. The management plan will assist the manager to fulfill the specific management mandate set for a conservation area. This mandate is the primary reason for area protection (UNESCO’s Outstanding Universal Value or IUCN key features ) and a key indicator of successful management.