Visiting the “Source of Life” Forest: KPH Kubu Raya learns about forest fire prevention and peatland management in Central Kalimantan
On April 11-14, Kubu Raya Forest Management Unit (KPH Kubu Raya) visited Central Kalimantan for the purpose of improving their practical knowledge on forest and land fire prevention and peatland management. The site’s name is Jumpun Pembelom, which means Hutan Sumber Kehidupan (“source of life” forest), located in Pulang Pisau District, Central Kalimantan. 12 representatives of the Kubu Raya Forest Fire Brigade participated in this visit, and were accompanied by an Integrated Fire Management Expert from the consulting company, EcoConsult, supported by GIZ.
During the visit, participants gained knowledge of the history of peat forest management, peatland fire management systems, peatland economic resilience programmes and a quick respond system to forest and land fires (sistem reaksi cepat karhutla). The participants also exercised drilling wells for water sources during a fire and visited a site for integrative peatland agriculture. During the trip, the participants visited the office of Manggala Agni Palangkaraya to study the local coordination system of forest and land fire prevention and the practice of techniques for land clearing without burning.
After the study visit, the KPH Kubu Raya Forest Fire Brigade will undertake an internal evaluation in order to select practices undertaken in Central Kalimantan that can be applied in the KPH Kubu Raya.
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Created: Friday, 20 April 2018
Jumtani, West Kalimantan Provincial Coordinator
Udi Tyastoto, National Expert for Integrated Fire Management, EcoConsult
FORCLIME won prize at the IndoGreen expo 2018
FORCLIME won the prize at the IndoGreen Forestry Expo, a special annual forestry event hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. This year’s event, which is the 10th Indogreen expo, was held in Samarinda on 5 to 8 April at the Samarinda Convention Hall, East Kalimantan. Through this event, FORCLIME distributes information about its activities implemented in its three pilot districts, namely Malinau (North Kalimantan), Berau (East Kalimantan) and Kapuas Hulu (West Kalimantan).
During the opening, the Secretariat General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry said that through this event is expected to increase awareness to continuously conserve the forests and the environment.
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Created: Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Ratu Wina Widyawati
Programme Officer, Information and Knowledge Management
Participatory shrimp farm mapping towards mangrove rehabilitation in North Kalimantan
Over the last year FORCLIME has been supporting the provincial government of North Kalimantan to work towards a solution for maintaining both the economic and ecological benefits of mangrove forests in the Kayan Delta, an area in which shrimp farms can be found in officially designated forest areas. FORCLIME has been training fisherman/farmers on how to map their shrimp farms using the GPS function in their smart-phones. Once data regarding shrimp farm ownership became available, FORCLIME and the local forestry services proposed to turn the shrimp farms located in the forest area into a social forestry scheme based on silvo-aquaculture. In silvo-aquaculture, shrimp farms and mangroves are not mutually exclusive but can co-exist within the same area. This approach has been picked up positively and the provincial and national government are now in the stage of developing more concrete plans to establish the social forestry scheme.
The next step is to develop the local capacity of forestry services and local fishermen on how to apply silvo-aquaculture in the Kayan Delta. With GIZ’s experience in silvo-aquaculture in other regions such as the Mekong Delta in Vietnam this will hopefully turn into a successful endeavor resulting in the reforestation of large areas of mangroves.
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Created: Friday, 16 March 2018
Dr. Robbie Weterings, Development Advisor for GIS