TOWARD INDEPENDENT CONSERVATION COMMUNITY

Goal

Our goal is to protect and restore degraded mountain ecosystem and initiate sustainable resource management through an active participation and engagement of local communities and collaboration of multi-stakeholder.

Scope of Activity

Our activities include natural habitat protection and restoration especially areas that are important for biodiversity and threatened species. We also promote sustainable landscape management and not limited to agricultural areas, water resources and waste management in mountain region. In all these activities we will maximize local community participation in the planning, implementation and also program monitoring. Capacity building is also part of this program to empower local communities and stakheolders.

PROJECTS

Mountain Waste Management

The project ranges from mountain waste collection involving volunteers from the surrounding cities. We also build local communities capacities to conduct waste management including waste separation and recycle.  

Cloud Forest Initiative

The initiative is aimed to protect and restore cloud forest by increasing its native tree/vegetation cover. Create cloud forest buffer zone through agroforestry program in forest-edges landscape and also empower forest-edged communities

TOWARD INDEPENDENT CONSERVATION COMMUNITY


Goal
Our goal is to increase and strengthen the role and capacities of local communities and stakeholders to independently and sustainably manage their surrounding natural source balancing the health of the environment and good of human well-being.

Scope of Activity
Conservation community is a local community committed to manage and protect their surrounding ecological features. Community here includes the people and the institutional stakeholders. Our approach ranging from participatory planning, capacity building and support for assistance. We assist local community to self-identify their environmental issue and formulating the management strategy. We also provide any needed knowledge and skills to strengthen the local conservation project.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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)