The Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Coordination and Communication Forum (CBLL Forum) participated in the Poso Lake Festival on 20 – 22 October 2022 in Tentena, Poso Regency, Central Sulawesi. The annual festival was opened by the Governor of Central Sulawesi, H. Rusdy Mastura, while the theme for 2022 was The Magnificent Charm of Central Sulawesi (Pesona Megah Sulawesi Tengah). The CBLL Forum engaged in outreach efforts through a stand that was being run by the Central Sulawesi Provincial Service of Industry and Trade and disseminated information about the biosphere reserve to visitors, who mainly came from around the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area. This outreach effort aimed to increase public awareness, especially in Central Sulawesi, of the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve area, so that a balance between conservation and economic development based on the protection of natural resources can become a common goal.
The dissemination of information about the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve is a commitment that involves a collaborative effort by the relevant stakeholders active in the biosphere reserve area. The goal of this effort is to improve conservation efforts and sustainable management and, in turn, increase the welfare of the community over the long term.
During the Poso Lake Festival, the booth being run by the Central Sulawesi Province Industry and Trade Service displayed products that bore the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve logo and that had been produced by micro-, small- and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs). The use of this biosphere reserve logo is expected to provide added value for MSME actors, while the product labeling and logo bear the following message: “Purchasing this product contributes to community welfare and sustainable development within the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve”.
Through activities such as the Lake Poso Festival, it is hoped that public awareness of the importance of protecting and maintaining the biosphere reserve for the overall welfare of society can be increased.
For more information, please contact:
Fikty Aprilinayati, Advisor for Sustainable Forest Management and Biosphere Reserve Management
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity Focal Point for the KFW Forest Program 3 and Provincial Coordinator for Central Sulawesi