on going projects
Baseline Survey of Mountain Waste
We are collecting data related to waste issue in Mount Lawu based on survey and literature study. This survey includes calculating the amount of waste generated from various sources, classifying the source of waste and evaluating the current waste management efficiency.
Figure: A pile of plastic bottles thrown by trekkers in Mount Lawu-Cemoro Sewu trek (February, 2019)
Biodiversity Survey in Mount Lawu
Biodiversity has not yet been well-recorded in Mount Lawu, but some species such as Javan Leopard, Muntjac deer, Javan Hawk-Eagle and others have been reportedly facing a serious threat. Together with KS BIODIV and Kepak Sayap SC, we are conducting basic biodiversity survey for flora and fauna including big mammals in Mount Lawu. Currently, 600+ species have been recorded and this number is increasing over time. Having comprehensive data on biodiversity could really influence the conservation strategy in Mount Lawu
Figure: Two cut heads of Muntjac deer left by hunter in Mount Lawu at 2.800 m dpl in October, 2018. Read the news
up coming project
Short Workshop for Mountain Trekker
Mountaineering is one of the main disturbance of mountain ecosystem and it is penetrating to the deepest of the mountain wilderness. Their activities and disposal could highly damaging the environment and influencing the local wildlife. We are planning weekly workshop for mountain trekker at Mount Lawu hiking basecamp, sharing knowledge about hiking safety, local environment and wildlife and also waste management. This is a volunteer-based project. So if you are interested in contributing as an educator, please contact us by clicking the button below.
Figure: Tanah Tinggi’s team, Muhammad Ridwan, explaining Trekker School program to the local authority, PERHUTANI (Indonesian Forest Agency) in February, 2019.
Integrated Waste Management in Mount Lawu
Currently, we are developing a collaborative project on waste management with Cemoro Sewu village and KPH Lawu Ds, Perum PERHUTANI (Indonesian Forest Agency) chapter East Java. We are formulating a sustainable management scheme to handle mountain waste from trekking activity in Mount Lawu that could give an economic value for local community.
Figure: Discussion about waste management scheme between PERHUTANI and Tanah Tinggi in Magentan, East Java )February, 2019)