The Conservation Center (BBKSDA) in Papua is the technical implementing unit of the Directorate-General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Papua Province. This unit manages 19 conservation areas within the province. During the management of conservation areas, assessments of management effectiveness are an important instrument for the identification of priorities and the allocation of resources in order to achieve the relevant management objectives. In an effort to ascertain the effectiveness of the management of conservation areas within its territory, BBKSDA Papua recently assessed nine conservation areas under its administration, specifically: the Nature Reserve (CA) of Pegunungan Cycloop; the natural parks (TWA) of Teluk Youtefa, CA Biak Utara, CA Enarotali and CA Yapen Tengah; and the Wildlife Reserves (SM) of Pegunungan Jayawijaya, SM Pulau Dolok, SM Pulau Komolom and SM Pulau Savan. These assessments were carried out through FGDs using the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) approach in Jayapura, Papua Province between 29 November and 1 December 2022. During the implementation of these activities, BBKSDA Papua involved managers at the regional section level, relevant government agencies, academics and also representatives from customary communities. Through this METT assessment, BBKSDA Papua will be able to work out the management levels of these areas so that recommendations and future management plans can be formulated through priority programmes capable of increasing the effectiveness of area management. In addition, the METT assessment offers an opportunity for development partners to develop priority programmes capable of supporting BBKSDA in the management of their areas.
The assessment of these nine conservation areas, supported by FORCLIME, was carried out through FDG. Participants were divided into four groups and were assisted by FORCLIME’s main facilitator, Dr. Ismet Khaeruddin, as well as by Prihananto Setiadji S.T., MT. from Cenderawasih University and also four co-facilitators from BBKSDA Papua.
The METT assessment will ultimately generate recommendations and an action plan that will be aimed at improving the effectiveness of conservation area management.
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