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FORCLIME facilitates Coordination Meeting on Orangutans

Together with the Indonesian Orangutan Conservation Forum (FORINA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam – BKSDA) of West Kalimantan, FORCLIME facilitated a coordination meeting between parties involved in the protection of orangutans in Kalimantan. The meeting was held in early September 2013 in Sukadana, North Kayong District, West Kalimantan.

The objective of the meeting was to enhance coordination and synergies among the actors who focus on orangutan conservation in West Kalimantan. Through the meeting the participants obtained recent data and information on the conservation of orangutans and their habitat, including also problems they faced along the process. Additionally, the meeting also aimed at evaluating the implementation of the action plan and collecting input for reformulating the Orangutan Conservation Joined Plan for 2013 – 2015, which is based on the Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation in Indonesia (2007 - 2017). The Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation in Indonesia was launched by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at COP 13 in Bali in 2007, and then later settled as the Minister of Forestry Regulation P.53/Menhut-IV/2007.

The results of the coordination meeting will be used as inputs of the meeting proceeding.

For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaerudin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas

FORCLIME at FIP Pilot Countries Meeting

The Forest Investment Programme (FIP) Pilot Countries Meeting, hosted by the Ministry of Indonesia, was held in Yogyakarta on 24 – 26 September 2013. As a side event of the meeting, the Ministry of Forestry also organised an exhibition which  consisted of several thematic booths, namely: forest inventory and monitoring system, REDD, Community-based Forest Management, and Forest Management Unit (FMU). During the exhibition, FORCLIME supported the Directorate of Area Management and Preparation of Forest Area Utilisation of the Directorate General of Forestry Planning from the Ministry of Forestry (WP3H) in displaying the current status of FMU development through a draft version of a multimedia map of FMUs in Indonesia. Currently the WP3H, supported by FORCLIME, is developing this multimedia map to disseminate information on the FMU development in Indonesia.

For more information on FORCLIME’s activities with regard to the FMU development, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Strategic Area Manager for FMU development
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for Forestry Policy

FORCLIME studies sustainable livelihoods in Malinau, North Kalimantan

Following up to the training on Sustainable Livelihoods Assessment (SLA) that was conducted in Malinau District in June 2013, a feasibility study on people's livelihoods for short-term investments was carried out. The study was collaboratively conducted by FORCLIME and the District Forestry Service of Malinau, with the Head of Conservation Department as the programme coordinator. The study was conducted in 15 villages in Hulu Bahau and Pujungan sub-districts in Malinau District for two weeks from August 26 to 10 September. The study team was divided into five groups, of which each group worked in 3 villages.

In addition to providing an overview of the condition in every village, the activity also aimed to facilitate the community to develop ideas related to improving their income. For example villagers at Long Lame village now plan to develop sustainable agriculture systems by planting vegetables and nuts as primary commodities. Moreover, Pujungan villagers want to develop fisheries and rubber plantations. The activity also explored public perceptions on forest utilization, particularly to identify important area for socio-economic compliance (High Conservation Value -  HCV 5) and areas important for the cultural identity of traditional communities (HCV 6).

For further information please contact:
Indah Astuti (Community Participation Expert of DPMU Malinau)
Toni Salsius (Forestry Expert of DPMU Malinau)

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