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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

Dialogue: Institutional arrangement of forest management units in East Kalimantan Province

dialog kelembagaan KPH

The East Kalimantan Provincial Forestry Service conducted a dialogue to achieve a common understanding about the implementation of the Minister for Home Affairs Regulation No. 12/2017 concerning the establishment and classification of district services and the Local Technical Implementation Unit. The event, supported by GIZ and several partners of the East Kalimantan Forestry Service, was held on 7 December in Samarinda. 50 participants represented the East Kalimantan Forestry Service, Forest Management Units in East Kalimantan, the Technical Implementation Unit (UPT) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Samarinda, international agencies and NGOs.

Issues raised during the dialogue included: (1) By law, the provincial government of East Kalimantan is allowed to establish several branches of the Forest Service and many local UPTs as long as the funds of the province government are sufficient; (2) The Forestry Service budget for 2018 is very limited with approximately 7 billion rupiah.

Finally, the participants agreed to form a small team consisting of the Provincial Forestry Service and several partner institutions to have a dialogue with the East Kalimantan Provincial Secretary regarding the budget increase for the forestry sector and the development of KPH institutions.

For more information, please contact:
Tunggul Butarbutar, Province Coordinator, East Kalimantan
Supriyanto, District Coordinator, Berau
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager, Human Capacity Development

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