The Management of Betung Kerihun and Danau Sentarum National Parks (BBTNBKDS) invited stakeholders related to the National Parks to conduct an effectiveness assessment of conservation area management using the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tools (METT) on 12 – 15 June, in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. Facilitators of the workshop were Mr Ahmad Munawir (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) and Dr. Ismet Khaeruddin (FORCLIME).
The workshop showed the overall success of conservation management in West Kalimantan. The management effectiveness of both National Parks in question increased clearly in the last two years. The METT result for Betung Kerihun National Park increased from 58% (2015) to 69% (2017), just as the METT result for Danau Sentarum National Park increased from 70% (2015) to 75% (2017).
METT aims to report progress on management effectiveness, originally it has been developed to help track and monitor progress in the achievement of the World Bank/WWF Alliance worldwide protected area management effectiveness target. METT has been used globally in over 100 countries, including Indonesia - where it has been applied since 2006.