Evaluating the technical guidelines for forest inventory in forest management units
The Directorate of Forest Resources Inventory and Monitoring (IPSDH) and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) conducted a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) to evaluate aspects of the implementation and effectiveness of the Forest Inventory Guidelines on April 12-13 in Bogor. Participants were representatives of KLHK technical units related to the implementation of forest inventory, including the Directorate of the Production Forest Management Unit, the Directorate of the Protection Forest Management Unit, the Directorate of the Planning of Forest Land Use and Establishment of Forest Area Management, the Center for Environment and Forestry Education and Training, and the Forest Area Consolidation Centers. The meeting was conducted in cooperation with the Directorate of IPSDH and GIZ.
The outcome of the FGD includes 15 recommendations for forest inventory improvement and 11 recommendations for socio-cultural inventory. The recommendations are inputs to revise the regulation of the Director General of Forestry and Environmental Planning No. P.1/PKTL/IPSDH/ PLA.1/1/2017 concerning the Technical Guidelines on Inventories of Forest and Socio-culture of the Community on the Protection Forest Management Units (KPHL) and the Production Forest Management Units (KPHP).
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Created: Sunday, 15 April 2018
Dody Rahmansyah, Forest Ecosystem Management, IPSDH, KLHK.
Wandojo Siswanto, Strategic Area Manager, Forest Policy
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