The Provincial Forestry Service of West Kalimantan conducted a workshop on monitoring and controlling fire on peatland ecosystems on 7-8 February 2018 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. The event aims to improve the capacity of the fire task force (Brigdalkarhutla) of the forest management unit (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan – KPH) of Kubu Raya on how to manage forest and land fire related to peat ecosystems and water table management. The workshop, which was supported by GIZ, was opened by the Head of Provincial Forestry Service, whereas the keynote was delivered by the Director of forest and land fire control, Ministry of Environment and Forestry. In addition to the fire task force of KPH Kubu Raya, more officials and stakeholders related to forest and land fire management in West Kalimantan Province participated.
Resource persons of the event were officials from the Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), namely Mr Hartono Prawiratmadja, Mr Budi Wardhana, Mr Alue Dohong. Additionally, resource persons from universities, such as Prof. Bambang Hero Saharjo (Bogor Agricultural University - IPB), Dr. Achmad Kurnain (University of Lambung Mangkurat, South Kalimantan), and Prof. Dr. Gusti Anshari (University of Tanjungpura, West Kalimantan) participated in the event.
As a follow-up of this event, the impact of the implementation of knowledge from the workshop will be evaluated. Also, the idea to carry out similar workshops for other KPHs has been formulated.
For more details, please contact:
Gatot Moeryanto, Senior Adviser for FMU and forest management
The Directorate of Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring (IPSDH), Ministry of Environment and Forestry with support from GIZ conducted a field testing on the forest inventory technical guidelines based on the decree of the Director General for Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring P.1/2017 on Forest Protection Management Units (KPHL) and FMU Production (KPHP). The field testing was carried out for 12 days, from 30 January to 10 February. The activity aims to ensure the technical guideline can be implemented in the field in terms of technical aspects, time, equipment and personnel.
The trial was conducted in area with four different types of land covers: primary dryland forest, secondary dryland forest, primary swamp forest and secondary swamp forest in the FMU Kapuas (?) Hulu Utara. The team conducting the trial set one cluster on each of the land cover types. In each team one team leader from IPSDH was present, just as two technical FMU advisors and four workers from local villages.
As a follow-up of the field testing, the IPSDH will conduct an FGD for inputs to improve the guideline.
For more details, please contact:
Dody Rahmansyah, Manager of Forest Ecosystem, Directorate of Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring, Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Klothilde Sikun, Technical Advisor for GIS and Coordinator of Kapuas Hulu district
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