The Berau Barat Forest Management Unit (KPH Berau Barat) conducted a meeting to socialize the Tembalang waterfall forestry partnership, after the Forestry Partnership Recognition and Protection was published, on August 19, 2019 in Tepian Buah Village, Berau District, East Kalimantan. The event was attended by representatives of the government of Tepian Buah Village, Segah District government, community leaders of Tepian Buah Village, the ecotourism management committee (Kelompok Sadar Wisata Allo Malau), the forest concession company (PT. Inhutani I Labanan Unit II) and FORCLIME. During the meeting, the KPH Berau Barat explained the substances of the decree of the Minister for Environment and Forestry No. SK. 8868/MENLHK-PSKL/PKPS/PSL.0/12/2018 concerning recognition and protection (KULIN) of the Forestry Partnership between the Kelompok Sadar Wisata Allo Malau and the forest concession company. In addition, the KPH Berau Barat also conveyed the details of the agreement stated in the Forest Partnership Cooperation document.
During the event, the participants also identified activities related to managing the Tembalang Waterfall, such as: demarcation of boundaries, assessment of the eco-tourism potential of the area, site design, capacity building activities and business development.
For further information, please contact:
Suprianto, Technical Adviser for Sustainable Forest Management, Coordinator Berau district
Lutz Hofheinz, Strategic area manager, KPH development
Sammaria Karma, intern student, Cendrawasih University