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Marking forest boundary along Embaloh River, Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan


Forest demarcation Kapuas Hulu

In July 2018, Forest Management Unit (FMU) Kapuas Hulu Utara, Betung Kerihun National Park Administration (TNBKDS) together with FORCLIME program conducted an organisation and methods study along the Embaloh River in order to assess the effort of boundary demarcation along riversides. Therefore, three border signs were placed at two different locations on the border between FMU and National Park in a remote part of the district.

The working-time study found that for a 6-men work team, at least 40 minutes to one hour is required to transport material and to install one boundary demarcation sign. The main reasons for this are the challenging terrain conditions along the Embaloh River (steepness, vegetation, etc.), which also make transportation of material difficult. This must be taken into account in future similar activities.

The number of border signs that can be installed per day mainly depend on
• Access routes (distances, boat load).
• Distances between individual boundary points and accessibility by the river.
• Terrain conditions (inclination, vegetation, need for free cutting of sight lines, etc.).
• Weather (occupational safety, water level, etc.).

The existing canoes as well as the terrain conditions limit the maximum size of the border signs (1.5 x 1 m), which must be big enough for visibility from the river.

In the future, FMU Kapuas Hulu Utara and the National Park Administration plan to install further border signs at other rivers along the long border area and strengthen their cooperation in field activities.

For more information, please contact:
Moritz Zetzmann, Development Adviser for Forest Management Unit

Created: Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Coaching to improve forest management plans of West Kalimantan KPHs


coaching RPJP Kalbar

The Forestry Service of West Kalimantan, conducted a coaching for the Heads of the Forest Management Units (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan-KPH) and the KPH’s Heads of Planning Departments aiming to improve the province’s forest management plans (Rencana Pengelolaan Hutan Jangka Panjang– RPHJP),  the forest management plans of nine out of 17 KPHs in West Kalimantan Province were used as a basis for discussion. The event that was held on 30 – 31 May supported by FORCLIME and IDH.

During the coaching process, the respective management plans were reviewed, scored and additional input for improvement was being gathered. In his speech, the Head of Provincial Forestry Service set the end of June as deadline for improving and finalizing the management plan documents. Afterwards, every KPH will present their forest management plan document to be approved by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani, Province Coordinator, West Kalimantan
Lutz Hofheinz, Senior Adviser for Forest Management Unit Development

Created: Wednesday, 06 June 2018

Disseminating information on Social Forestry for Fishermen in Delta Kayan-Sembakung, North Kalimantan


Tambak Delta Kayan by NGI

As a follow-up to the capacity building for shrimp farmers to identify the status of their ponds, the WG Revitalization of Delta Kayan-Sembakung conducted a two-day meeting to strengthen their knowledge about the Social Forestry programme on May 23-24 in Tarakan. The event aimed to provide alternative solutions for shrimp farmers, particularly concerning the legal status of ponds located within state forest areas. Resource persons from the Directorate of Preparation of the Social Forestry Area of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), the Center for Forestry and Social Partnership of Kalimantan, the Forestry Service of North Kalimantan Province, FORCLIME and WWF-Indonesia Bulungan Landscape acted as speakers at the event. More than 50 people, especially shrimp farmers who own shrimp ponds in Bulungan, Tana Tidung and Nunukan districts, and government offices and the head of villages.

In his speech, the Acting Head of the North Kalimantan Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) highlighted the massive shrimp-pond expansion in the last 25 years. At the beginning of 1991 15,870 ha of shrimp ponds were counted, whereas in 2016 the extent of ponds in the Kayan-Sembakung Delta region escalated to 149,958 ha, of which 70,707 ha are located in the state forest area. Therefore, it is necessary to provide a legal  status for the community’s source of livelihood. On the occasion, the FORCLIME Program Director delivered a speech emphasizing FORCLIME’s support for the revitalization efforts of Delta Kayan-Sembakung through a new programme focusing on wetlands, starting in 2019. In addition, FORCLIME is committed to support the development processes of the Forest Management Units (Kesatuan Pengelolaan Hutan-KPH) as public services in forestry sector.

During the event, the Directorate of Preparation of the Social Forestry Area explained the scheme that accommodates local people's access to forest resources, through Social Forestry and Agrarian Reform. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry prepares a strategy to accelerate social forestry by simplifying regulations, preparing the Indicative Map of the Social Forestry Area (Peta Indikatif Perhutanan Sosial-PIAPS) and establishing the Working Group on Social Forestry Acceleration (Kelompok Kerja Percepatan Perhutanan Sosial-Pokja PPS), additionally,  the access to manage Social Forestry is being ensured.

As another point on the agenda the Pokja PPS of North Kalimantan, the Bappeda team and KPH representatives visited two priority shrimp ponds in Tarakan, which are located in Mamburungan and Juwata Laut sub-districts. On the occasion, they also identified locations of shrimp-ponds that have not been documented.

Due to the meeting, the shrimp farmers gained a better understanding about Social Forestry. They understand that the legal basis for their shrimp pond areas can be obtained through the partnership scheme of the Social Forestry programme.

The follow-up of the meeting will be to facilitate the establishment of the shrimp farmer groups to propose a Forest Partnership scheme with the KPH. A major challenge encountered in the submission process is that some individually owned shrimp ponds exceed the size stipulated by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

For more information, please contact:
Mohammad Sidiq, Province Coordinator North Kalimantan

Created: Wednesday, 30 May 2018