SRAWUNG (Mountain Knowledge Sharing)
We acknowledge the crucial role of local communities to conserve mountain ecosystem. Thus, we initiated SRAWUNG (mountain knowledge sharing) as a platform for local hiker communities and mountains enthusiasts to share ideas, opinion, and solution for issues that we are facing in mountain regions such as solid waste, environmentally responsible hiking and human-wildlife conflict. We gathered so much information and made some important allies that could benefit the effort of conserving our mighty mountains. We have held the event in Solo and Yogyakarta and looking forward for our next SRAWUNG in other cities.
Figure: Small group discussion as part of SRAWUNG in Solo last April, discussing about the way hikers could reduce their solid waste.
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: Turdus poliocephalus in Mount Lawu
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: Hikers bringing down their trashes from Mongkrang hill, Karanganyar, Central Java (February, 2019)
World Clean-up Day 2019, Mount Lawu
20-22 September 2019
Joining global movement combating solid waste problem, Tanah Tinggi HC and Dompet Dhuafa are joining forces to conduct solid waste audit in Mount Lawu, Java. There will be about 50 volunteers hiking up the 3.265 mountain and clean the area up, bring the waste down and evaluate the volume, the type and the brand of the waste. The results will used to develop better waste management in the area. More info please check our update in our instagram account @tanahtingi.id