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The Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve enhances capacities of women groups in planting orchids

2018 01 18 Training women group 1 ik

The Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve in collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry of Tadulako University in Central Sulawesi, supported by GIZ, conducted a series of trainings on conservation and planting orchids, and business development for women groups in Karunia village on 18-19 January. The purpose of this activity is to support the conservation of orchids, improving skills of women in planting orchids and business development so that the participants can create additional income for their households. From Karunia village, 28 women joined the training. Previously, similar trainings have been conducted with 28 women in Rejeki village.

Trainings will also be carried out in other villages in the area, such as Berdikari, Ampera and Makmur; which are located close to the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve.

After the training, every women group will establish and maintain a pilot nursery of orchids in their respective villages. Following the wishes of the village government and the women groups, there will be an orchid festival for promotion and assessment of the practices of each women grousp at the end of the facilitation process in March.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Technical Adviser for Biodiversity, Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi

The Batu Rajang village develops a map to locate a proposed forestry partnership

Batu rajang map for partneship

The Batu Rajang community prepared a map for a proposed forestry partnership and sent it to the forest concession, PT Inhutani I Labanan, which is located in the area of the Production Forest Management Unit (KPHP) of Berau Barat, East Kalimantan on 9 January. The developed map follows the MoU on forest tenure conflict resolution within the forest management unit. An area of 1,705 Ha has been agreed upon between a forest concession company and the Batu Rajang community represented by three forest farmer groups (Bangen Tawai, Pebeka Tawai, Tiga Tawai), as a site for the implementation of forestry partnership activities, such as agroforestry, medicine plant and silvo pasture. The KPHP Berau Barat leads the forest tenurial conflict resolution process with support from GIZ.

Once the legal basis is fulfilled, the next step will be to develop a management plan for the partnership area.

For more information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical advisor for sustainable forest management, Coordinator of Berau District

Lore Lindu National Park prepares its ecotourism masterplan

FGD masterplan ekowisata Lore Lindu

The Lore Lindu National Park organized a focus group discussion with its project partners (UNDP project, Forest Programme, GIZ) on developing an ecotourism masterplan on 9 January in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The discussion aimed to collect input related to working on a planning document for ecotourism development at the Lore Lindu National Park.

During the discussion, the participants agreed to extend the scope of the masterplan to the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve, since the national park is the core zone of the biosphere. Additionally, the developed masterplan is to be linked to other tourist destinations in Central Sulawesi.  Therefore, they suggested to incorporate the discussed document with the province’s tourism development master plan (Rencana Induk Pengembangan Pariwisata Daerah- RIPPDA).

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity, Province Coordinator of Central Sulawesi


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