Current Conservation Status
Among more than 150 mountains in Java, only 6 of them are designed as National Park and less than 20 as nature reserve areas. Small portion of mountain areas are categorized as protection forests but not under legal conservation area network and the rest of the areas are not officially managed.
Challenge in conservation
- Inappropriate knowledge of individual and institutional member of our community about mountain ecosystem leads to irresponsible behaviour and unsustainable mountain management
- Limited good regulation and collaborative work on managing mountain ecosystem causes ineffective measures of mountain management and also triggers illegal activities in many sectors
- Lack of scientific data from research activity makes it difficult to formulate and plan a good conservation strategy for mountain ecosystem.