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FMU Kapuas Hulu prepares its strategic plan for forest protection and nature conservation

With the aim of promoting its long-term forest management plan (RPHJP) 2015-2024, the management of the Forest Management Unit (FMU) Kapuas Hulu organized a workshop on forest protection and nature conservation for its employees. The workshop, that was held for two days (16 and 17 February) at the office of FMU Kapuas Hulu, was attended by FMU staff as well as employees of the National Park Betung Kerihun management, the NGO Conservation Forum Orangutan Indonesia (FORINA), Fauna and Flora International (FFI), and Village Facilitators of FORCLIME FC.

During the workshop, participants worked in groups discussing the strategic planning for forest protection as well as nature and biodiversity conservation using SMART and results chain approaches.

For further information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Strategic Area Manager, Biodiversity and Management of Protected Areas

Setulang village uses drone technology for mapping its Village Forest working area

FORCLIME collaborates with Perkumpulan SAMPAN, a local NGO based in Pontianak West Kalimantan, to carry out mapping of the Village Forest area of Setulang in Malinau District, North Kalimantan. Aerial mapping technology, better known as drones, was applied for mapping the working area of the Village Forest of Setulang. It took ten days in January-February 2016 to undertake the mapping using the tarot coopter ironman drone models 680 and fixed wing aircraft SIAR skywalker 1900 series. In addition to mapping of the Village Forest area, the drone also shot pictures for a short movie on Setulang village to promote it as a tourism village. The mapping and movie making activities were conducted in a participatory way, involving both Setulang community members and Village Forest managers.

Findings of the mapping process confirmed very dense forest cover within the Setulang area. It can therefore be assumed that the Setulang Village Forest is still rich with high biodiversity.

For further information, please contact:

Ali Mustofa, Technical Adviser, Community Based Forest Management

FORCLIME Quarterly Management Meeting in Palu, Central Sulawesi

FORCLIME held its Quarterly Management Meeting and Team Building from 21-23 January 2016 in Palu, Central Sulawesi. The meeting was conducted to discuss FORCLIME’s Annual Work Plan (AWP) for 2016 which had been previously coordinated with the programme’s national level focal points from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

Proposed activites include, for instance, sustainable forest management through Forest Management Unit (FMU) development, climate change policies, or cross cutting issues such as gender, conflict resolution and the implementation of Law 23/2014 on provincial and district levels. Also results from a programme progress evaluation conducted last year, and its implication for the programme, were presented during the quarterly meeting. 

 The final draft of the FORCLIME AWP 2016 will be discussed again during Focus Group Discussions with provincial and national focual points in February 2016, before being endorsed by Planning Bureau (Birocan) of MoEF which functions as the FORCLIME’s Programme Executing Agency.

As FORCLIME is going to expand its activities to Central Sulawesi Province and Sigi District starting in 2016, Palu was chosen as the location for the meeting. This was a great opportunity to meet and discuss with the new Central Sulawesi partners representing the Provincial Forestry Agency, Lore Lindu National Park, the Palu-Poso Watershed Agency, and the Provincial Development Planning Agency.

For further information please contact:

Mohamad Rayan, Senior Advisor for Climate Policy and Information and Knowledge Management


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