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New publication: Tane’ Olen Setulang. Omens of the Isij Bird for the Oma Lung Tribe

Launching Setulang book

During the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the North Kalimantan province on 23 April, the Governor of North Kalimantan Province, Dr. Irianto Lambrie, launched the book  “Tane’ Olen Setulang. Omens of the Isij Bird for the Oma Lung Tribe”. The book explores the traditions of forest conservation at Setulang Village, Malinau, North Kalimantan and was  published by the Setulang Village Government, in cooperation with GIZ.

“This is a good book and should be distributed widely, as it provides valuable lessons learned in forest conservation…..”,  claimed the Governor while handing  the book to the Head of the Village Forest Management Board of Tane’ Olen Setulang (Charles Kole Adjang), witnessed by the Head of Setulang Village (Hansicov), the Head of Provincial Forestry, and FORCLIME’s Programme Officer for Information and Knowledge Management.

The book is available on this link (English version will be available soon).

For more information, please contact:
Mohammad Sidiq, Province Coordinator North Kalimantan
Ratu Wina Widyawati, Programme Officer, Information and Knowledge Management

Created: Thursday, 26 April 2018

Kubu Raya Forest Fire Brigade conducted internal evaluation after visiting Central Kalimantan

Evaluasi Brigade Karhutla

After a study visit on fire prevention and peatland management in Central Kalimantan, the Kubu Raya Forest Management Unit (KPH) conducted a meeting to evaluate the study tour results and to determine further steps for the Forest Fire Brigade (Brigade Karhutla) on April 16 in Pontianak. The meeting held at KPH Kubu Raya Office was attended by Brigade Karhutla and Kubu Raya staff, and accompanied by an Integrated Fire Management Expert from the consulting firm EcoConsult, supported by GIZ.

Lessons learned from the study tour included: a sign board  indicating the height of peat water as an indicator of drought; techniques in constructing a well to provide water supply during fires; agroforestry techniques to optimize peatland management and early warning communication systems.

Inputs from the meeting include improving the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). In addition, further plans are to synergize the Kubu Raya KPH program with the district government, preparing sign boards for early warning, just as demonstration plots of agroforestry systems on peatland by combining forest trees and seasonal crops to increase the community’s economic income.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Province Coordinator West Kalimantan
Udi Tyastoto, Integrated Fires Management Expert, EcoConsult.

Created: Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Forum KPH – coordination meeting of Forest Managers in West-Kalimantan

Forum KPH Kalbar

On 18.04.2018 the ‘’Forum KPH’’ for Forest Management Units (FMU) in West Kalimantan took place in Pontianak. The meeting of heads of FMU with approximately 35 participants ensures the regular exchange of current development processes within the FMUs as well as subject-specific topics.

Supported by FORCLIME, the current state of medium-term FMU management planning (RPHJP Planning) and the challenges in the finalization and approval process were discussed and documented to accelerate the planning process. In this context, the participants discussed the final area delineation of the FMUs as well as the possibilities of a reasonable relocation of partial areas within the individual FMUs. This should ensure an easier management of the large areas.

Two FMUs with near-completion RPHJP management planning are supposed to participate in a pre-assessment of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in May 2018 as part of the final RPHJP approval process.

Another focus of the current ‘’Forum KPH’’ is the formation of resorts (sub-units of the FMUs). For this purpose, the FMUs received a technical overview of the process of providing office space and setting up infrastructure as needed.

In addition, representatives of two NGOs (WWF Indonesia, Agency IDH) promoted opportunities for sustainable cooperation in the development of new business fields and collaboration with communities in social forestry models.

For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Development Advisor, Putussibau, West Kalimantan

Created: Monday, 23 April 2018