Following up on a previous informal discussion, FORCLIME and the Papua Natural Resources Conservation Center (BBKSDA Papua) held a coordination meeting on 23 June 2021 in Jayapura, Papua Province. The meeting was chaired by the Head of BBKSDA Papua, Mr Edward Sembiring, S.Hut., M.Sc., and aimed to synergize conservation partnership activities within the BBKSDA Papua area. Currently, some 14 conservation partnership groups have been formed within the KPHK Cyloop – Youtefa area. These groups have been approved by the Head of Village and their activities are being carried out in accordance with community potential. Conservation partnership activities are expected to bring significant changes to the community's economic condition.
During the discussion, two groups were proposed for the receiving of FORCLIME support, specifically:
- The village in Tablasupa for ecotourism activities and the production of imitation Cenderawasih ornaments to be used as PON XX souvenirs.
- A group in Dosay for orchid development. This group also has potential in terms of the development of honeybee cultivation.
In addition, the coordination meeting also addressed the various target villages that will be identified as FORCLIME 4.0 pilot villages. These designations are to be followed up by field visits.
“BBKSDA is pleased to work with FORCLIME and we can synergize with each other in order to open up opportunities for BBKSDA to cooperate with various parties. This collaboration is expected to result in community independence, meaning that communities will be able to produce without harming the forest. Prosperous Community, Sustainable Forest”, stated Mr Edward Sembiring, Head of BBKSDA Papua.
For more information, please contact:
Theodora F. Resubun, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua Province
Mohammad Sidiq, Strategic Area Manager for Sustainable Forest Management and Coordinator for Papua and West Papua Provinces