The Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve Forum held a coordination meeting on 6 July at the Provincial Planning Bureau office in Palu, Central Sulawesi. As the forum has been inactive since its establishment in 2011, this first coordination meeting marks the beginning of strategic planning and possible advances for the Lore Lindu Biosphere Reserve. During the meeting, 73 representatives of the forum members discussed on common understandings about the possible benefits and consequences of Lore Lindu being declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1977. In addition, they discussed a work plan for the remaining months of 2017 and public relations matters such as branding a logo.
The coordination meeting was attended by the Deputy of Life Science of Indonesian Science Institute (LIPI), the Head of the National Committee of MAB Programme UNESCO Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Enny Sudarmonowati, and the Director of Conservation Areas Planning and Information of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Listya Kusumawardhani.
For more information, please contact:
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity and focal point for the KfW-Forest Programme III Sulawesi