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FORCLIME

 Forests and Climate Change Programme
 Technical Cooperation (TC Module)

FORCLIME news

Assessment of management effectiveness of conservation areas in West Kalimantan

The Management of Betung Kerihun and Danau Sentarum National Parks (BBTNBKDS) invited stakeholders related to the National Parks to conduct an effectiveness assessment of conservation area management using the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tools (METT) on 12 – 15 June, in Putussibau, West Kalimantan. Facilitators of the workshop were Mr Ahmad Munawir (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) and Dr. Ismet Khaeruddin (FORCLIME).

The workshop showed the overall success of conservation management in West Kalimantan. The management effectiveness of both National Parks in question increased clearly in the last two years. The METT result for Betung Kerihun National Park increased from 58% (2015) to 69% (2017), just as the METT result for Danau Sentarum National Park increased from 70% (2015) to 75% (2017).

METT aims to report progress on management effectiveness, originally it has been developed to help track and monitor progress in the achievement of the World Bank/WWF Alliance worldwide protected area management effectiveness target. METT has been used globally in over 100 countries, including Indonesia - where it has been applied since 2006.

For more information, please contact:
Jumtani – Provincial Coordinator, Advisor for SFM and Value Chains
Ismet Khaeruddin, Senior Adviser for Biodiversity

Created: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

FORCLIME explores collaboration for forest education development in East Kalimantan

With the aim to enhance cooperation on education and training activities, the FORCLIME Team visited the Samarinda Training Center for Environment and Forestry (BDLHK) and the Forestry Vocational School (SMK) in Samarinda on 7-9 June 2017.

At present, the Samarinda BDLHK manages the education forest of Loa Haur, which covers 4,310 hectares and is part of Tahura Bukit Suharto. Loa Haur education forest is located in Kutai Kertanegara District - East Kalimantan, about 45Km from Samarinda. The FORCLIME team observed existing facilities, such as classrooms, dormitories and forestry demonstration plots. After the visit, the team identified challenges encountered in managing the education forests, such as: (1) The socio-economic pressure from the surrounding communities on the forest area is increasing; (2) Demonstration plots have not been properly designed and maintained; (3) Limited number of field officers; (4) Road infrastructure within the area is still limited and in poor condition; (5) Integrated and sustainable planning system are not in place.

Following up to the visit, the FORCLIME Team will review the existing Forest Management Training Plan and provide inputs for improvement.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Christian Staiss, Adviser for Human Capacity Development

Created: Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Land Mapping in North Kalimantan - Local government encourages stakeholders on data assembly in Delta Kayan area

The planning agency (Bappeda) of North Kalimantan Province together with FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia conducted a coordination meeting on 5-6 June 2017 in Tarakan. The meeting aimed to establish synergies amongst stakeholders in data collection of fishponds at the Delta Kayan area. Ultimately, collecting the data will lead to maintain the ecological, economic and socio-cultural sustainability of the Delta Kayan Area. Forty participants represented the North Kalimantan Provincial Government (Kaltara), Fisheries and Fishermen Association, fishery companies, FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia.

In his speech, the Bappeda official highlighted that fishponds in Delta Kayan cover about 140,000 hectares in an area, which is administratively spread over three districts (Bulungan, Tana Tidung, Nunukan) and one city (Tarakan). About 50% of the total pond area is located on land used for ​​forestry purposes. Pond mapping is the first step towards legal assurance, which leads to business surety - a precondition for the certification of fishery products from Kaltara and essential for gaining access to the international market.

The keynote speaker, Secretary of the Province of Kaltara drew attention to the ratification of the Kaltara Provincial Spatial Plan (RTRWP). Currently, Kaltara is working with the Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) to develop a One Map Policy Programme. The results of the mapping of pond land will be integrated into the RTRWP and the One Map Policy Programme.

On the second day, FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia advisers introduced a non-paid Global Positioning System (GPS) application. Once the participants started using it, they successfully managed to coordinate retrieval practices using the software.

The meeting will be followed up by a three-day training on mapping and GPS, which will be conducted after the Lebaran holidays. The training will be supported by trainers from FORCLIME and WWF Indonesia and attended by representatives of the Association of Fisheries and Fishermen.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Muhammad Sidiq, Provincial Coordinator, North Kalimantan
Robbie Weterings, Adviser for GIS

Created: Wednesday, 14 June 2017