Assessment of the conservation area management effectiveness is important as the assessment process can serve as a forum for information sharing between management staff, and can ensure that the management is in accordance with the mandate of conservation area. In Indonesia, the method used to assess management effectiveness is the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT), which should be conducted every two years and covers six aspects, namely: (1) context, covering the legal status of the area, (2) planning, (3) input, (4) process, (5) output, and (6) outcome. This METT assessment can be done independently by each area manager, and can also involve the community around the area and other stakeholders, assisted by an independent facilitator for a more comprehensive and balanced or objective assessment result.
The Lore Lindu National Park Center (BBTN) last conducted the METT assessment in 2019 with a score of 74, and previously in 2017 with a score of 72. Therefore, this year BBTN Lore Lindu again conducted an assessment to assess the level of management effectiveness within the period of January 2020 to November 2021. METT assessment was held on 2-3 November 2021 at the BBTN Lore Lindu Office, Palu, Central Sulawesi. In this activity, FORCLIME, represented by Mr. Ismet Khaeruddin, together with Mr. Andhika Chandra, S.Hut, M.Sc as representatives from the Directorate of Conservation Area Management, Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK), facilitated the METT assessment.
The result of the self-assessment shows an increase in management effectiveness with a METT score of 80, which is generally due to the implementation of the 2019 METT assessment recommendations. The result of this assessment will be reported and verified by the Directorate of Conservation Area Management KLHK, thus BBTN Lore Lindu needs to complete all the required documents as evidence and verification material.
For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 & Provincial Coordinator Central Sulawesi