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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS All the latest on the Ecolodges Indonesia Agricultural projects!

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS All the latest on the Ecolodges Indonesia Agricultural projects! At Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge, the Agricultural project has raised enough money for at least one months salaries, through rice production, tomatoes, and white cabbage, and other vegetables. Now the tomatoes are finished the land has been cleaned and ploughed with our own little tractor by Pak Frengki, ready for new bean seedlings. He has worked so hard, but did not want to […]

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ACTION IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD.

ACTION IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD. Alan and Meryl Wilson were invited by the ECCO Committee of the Eco Village, Currumbin, to give a presentation on Ecolodges Indonesia and the Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World, and the Conserve Our World  projects funded through it, on 26th September 2021. It was held in the hall of the Old Dairy, and the committee provided a delicious morning tea to about 50 […]

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A SPECIAL FEATURE – THE FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE

A SPECIAL FEATURE – THE FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE. The Forest Management Training Centre courses started small in August 2021, with our own local leaders taking a two-day course. Then, thanks to the efforts of Ibu Emi in the office in Bali and the interest and support of Ibu Birute Galdikas’ son Fred, channeled through Pak Fajar we have taken off! Bapak Fajar has run his own eco-project in the past and is now helping […]

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BUTTERFLIES FROM THE CANOPY TO FOREST EDGE

BUTTERFLIES FROM THE CANOPY TO FOREST EDGE Instead of projects or Covid, let’s have a look at why we are immersed in projects in the first place! ‘The Forest’ covers so much more than trees and orangutans, sheltering literally billions of species of birds, bats, animals, reptiles, snails, insects, orchids, and ferns, fungi, micro- organisms and lichens and mycellia and more. Here we show just five of the butterflies needed to pollinate the blossoms of […]

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UNUSUAL THREATS TO OUR PROJECTS.

UNUSUAL THREATS TO OUR PROJECTS. Since Covid we have experienced threats of loss of income, loss of jobs, and now….. A two- and -half metre long python managed to get itself into the rafters of Ibu Naniks goat pen, lying in wait for the precious kids, her bank account, as it were. The neighbors heard her shouts and called a National Park Forest Ranger who removed it from temptation and returned it to a distant […]

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UPDATE ON AGRICULTURE AND OTHER ACTIVITY AT EACH LODGE

UPDATE ON AGRICULTURE AND OTHER ACTIVITY AT EACH LODGE The deadly blow of the Delta virus strain in Indonesia has pushed the chances of overseas or even local visitors even further away. This has made our AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS of even greater importance . At KELIMUTU CRATER  LAKES ECOLODGE we now have a profit sharing system with members of staff as we do for the rice terraces . Our newly  acquired small tractor plough was used […]

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OUR PARTNERS All for Nature, a Netherlands based ecotourism company

OUR PARTNERS All for Nature, a Netherlands based ecotourism company We continue the series on our partners during the COVID pandemic. We could not continue without the support of these vital people and their organisations. All for Nature https://www.allfornature.nl/ was our first partner inn our Phase 3 programs in our newly formed NGO, Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/conservation-foundation/ A small group of Dutch donors from this small ecotourism company generously donated to support […]

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FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COURSE

FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COURSE 3rd and 4th July 2021 Held at the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge, Sekonyer River, Central Kalimantan. You are witnessing the first brave steps of the infant FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COURSE,  held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July,2021. The idea is to inspire the group of our staff and local villagers involved, to know WHY they are going to plant trees, eventually 150,000 of them, in the Southern part of […]

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OUR SURVIVAL OVER THE PAST YEAR – HOW HAVE WE DONE IT?

OUR SURVIVAL OVER THE PAST YEAR – HOW HAVE WE DONE IT? On June 12th 2020, a summary of the current status of the company Ecolodges Indonesia with its four ecolodges, two offices (in Bali and Kalimantan) and our eco-safari business was reported on our Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/EcolodgesIndonesia/posts/3113422895346839          Our report on facebook on 12 June 2020 It is useful, more than 12 months on, for us to remind ourselves where we have come […]

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TALK FOR INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD at MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS. TALK FOR INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION -OUR WORLD at MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL TALK FOR INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION -OUR WORLD at MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL, Gold Coast, QLD Australia. 21 June 2021, to show the importance of the re-wilding of the fire damaged areas of the Tanjung Puting National Park.   There were four of us, Jenny Frizsche, once a pupil at Miami High, and passionate advocate for protecting orangutans and their habitat, ever since […]

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The Conserve Our World (COW) committee Program 3.2 REWILD TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK

The Conserve Our World (COW) committee Program 3.2 REWILD TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK The Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World (ICFOW), certified by the Government of Indonesia in May 2020, is an integral part of Ecolodges Indonesia, and is playing a vital part in the company’s survival during the COVID 19 pandemic. The most important program is REWILD TANJUNG PUTING (see description on Program 3.2 of the website https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/conservation-foundation/ ). This program is also supported […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEW – WE ARE STILL HERE !

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS. WE ARE STILL HERE ! In the present extended Covid situation, this is an achievement by our loyal staff, led by the Office in Bali with Ibu Emi keeping an eagle eye on all aspects. Just last week we had another commendation by the local government for the meticulous Covid19 regulations in place. At KELIMUTU – Flores, the agricultural projects have brought in income from a good rice crop, and vegetables. Another […]

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VIRTUAL STUDY OF HOMESTAYS USED BY ECO TOURISTS ON THE EDGE of the WKNP

VIRTUAL STUDY OF HOMESTAYS USED BY ECO TOURISTS ON THE EDGE of the WKNPfunded by La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia                                                                    The Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge has a small homestay tour as part of a cultural experience for interested guests. This enables guests to […]

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ABOUT OUR TOURS.

ABOUT OUR TOURS. Through vaccination, the world is slowly coming to terms with COVID 19 virus and its variants. The virus will be with us for a long period and we must adapt our behaviour. All our lodges are recognised both nationally and internationally as COVID free zones and local tourism is slowly developing. Indonesian airlines will only carry vaccinated passengers. We are hoping to develop transport links for our guests which are safe. Bali […]

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INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD (ICFOW) FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE

INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD (ICFOW) FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE One of the seven aims of ICFOW’s major program called REWILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK (TPNP) in collaboration with World Relief Australia https://www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld is the establishment of a Forest Management Training Centre in the village of Tanjung Harapan, in TPNP.   The aim of the Centre is the training of villagers around the park in all aspects of forest tree growing, planting, maintenance, and protection […]

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ABOUT OUR SECURITY STAFF DURING PANDEMIC

ABOUT OUR SECURITY STAFF DURING PANDEMIC KELIMUTU ECOLODGE Our Kelimutu lodge is currently has two security guards, Fransiskus  Siku and Yosef Valentinus  Watu. During this pandemic, we can only employ two security guards instead 4 security. They keep the entire lodge safe. In addition to maintaining the lodge, they also work at the lodge farm, with help from other staff  who are currently still working at the lodge. We hope that income from these agricultural […]

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THE UNIQUENESS OF THE WOLOGAI TRADITIONAL VILLAGE

THE UNIQUENESS OF THE WOLOGAI TRADITIONAL VILLAGE We continue our series of the interesting villages around our lodges. Many of our guests take tours to include village visits and some even stay one or two nights in a company registered village homestay so they can experience village life. Wologai is a traditional village located in the Ende Lio area, precisely in the Detusoko sub-district, Ende regency – East Nusa Tenggara. Wologai traditional village is about […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE Dark-handed or Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis) Tanjung Puting National Park

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE Dark-handed or Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis) Tanjung Puting National Park The Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis), also known as the Black-handed Gibbon, is an Old World primate in the gibbon family. It is found in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, Borneo, and southern Thailand. The species is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List due to habitat destruction and the pet trade. It predominantly lives arboreally in rain forests and rarely comes to the ground. With its long arms they have an ability […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – UPDATE FOUNDATION PROJECT AT THE LODGES

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS UPDATE FOUNDATION PROJECT AT THE LODGES Our four lodges are just hanging on financially, with the help of our dedicated and hardworking staff.We have some photos of some of the work they are doing.At Rimba, Manager Pak Nopri, assisted by the other four staff are raising NILE PERCH.There was a problem when the fish grew too big for the oxygen supply in the water , so a few died, but all are […]

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ABOUT OUR RESTAURANT STAFF DURING PANDEMIC

ABOUT OUR RESTAURANT STAFF DURING PANDEMIC KELIMUTU At Kelimutu Lodge we have a chef named Mrs. Ritha. Together with other staff, Mrs. Ritha helps in the Kelimutu Lodges farm. Mrs. Ritha helps in marketing agricultural products for Lodge such as cabbage and sweet potatoes. With the results of this agriculture, we hope that we will be able to help the income of Kelimutu Lodge.  Ibu Ritha at Kelimutu Ecolodge MBELILING. At Mbeliling Lodge we have […]

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THE MUSIC OF INDONESIA

THE MUSIC OF INDONESIA The music of Indonesia demonstrates its cultural diversity, the local musical creativity, as well as subsequent foreign musical influences that shaped contemporary music scenes of Indonesia. Nearly all of thousands of Indonesian islands having its own cultural and artistic history and character. Situated in the Indian and Pacific oceans, the archipelago of Indonesia is the largest country in Southeast Asia and the most extensive island complex in the world, comprising more […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE BIRDS OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK – PART 2

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE BIRDS OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK – PART 2   Hello everyone, this is about birds! We are happy to share footage of the beautiful birds around Way Kambas National Park, Lampung – Sumatra. Let’s check this out! Please pass this information to interested parties on Social media through our links to : FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/ecolodgesindonesia), INSTAGRAM (@Ecolodges_indonesia) TWITTER (@ecolodges_ID) For DONATE, Visit our official pages on our website https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/conservation-foundation/ with guidelines how […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID WE NEED MORE PARTNERS

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID WE NEED MORE PARTNERS The formation of a third organisation within Ecolodges Indonesia, the INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD, in May 2020 has helped to save our company and 89 jobs in five locations in Indonesia from bankruptcy. 2021 will be a tougher year than 2020 as we now have no reserves and no idea when safe international travel can be established to Indonesia. We commenced with small programs in agriculture, […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE BIRDS OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK – PART 1

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE BIRDS OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK – PART 1   Hello everyone, this is about birds! We are happy to share footage of the beautiful birds around Way Kambas National Park, Lampung – Sumatra. Let’s check this out!   Please pass this information to interested parties on Social media through our links to : FACEBOOK (www.facebook.com/ecolodgesindonesia), INSTAGRAM (@Ecolodges_indonesia) TWITTER (@ecolodges_ID) For DONATE, Visit our official pages on our website https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/conservation-foundation/ with guidelines […]

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SUMATRA : WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK

SUMATRA : WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK 27 May – 4 June 2012 Richard Webb (guigna@aol.co.uk) INTRODUCTION After two unsuccessful attempts to see Sunda Clouded Leopard in Borneo and two unsuccessful attempts to see its mainland counterpart in Thailand, reports of sightings in Way Kambas lead me to spend a week there in May 2012 particularly with the outside chance of Asian Tapir and a host of other species as well. Unfortunately the leopard eluded me […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID Our collaboration with The Foundation Conservation of Orangutan Habitat (KAHIU)

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID Our collaboration with The Foundation Conservation of Orangutan Habitat (KAHIU) We are now well into 2021 and our Indonesian Conservation Foundation is moving forward slowly but steadily. The major program now is No 3.2 named REWILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK working in collaboration with World Relief Australia (see website https://www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld ) and VetLove, a large, family-owned veterinary company based on the Gold Coast, Australia; also with private individual donors. Donations through this […]

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Butterflies in Indonesia

Butterflies in Indonesia Just to remind ourselves that our Conservation Projects protect not only habitat but myriads of insects as well as animals. Butterflies are a delight at all the Ecolodges, especially in Sumatra, where I once saw 50 species in one small area in one hour, at just the right season of rain and sun.The forest butterflies of Kalimantan often come to the bananas laid out on the feeding platforms for the orangutans of […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID – THE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN 2020

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID THE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN 2020 2020 has been a year of challenge, global misery, struggle of families to remain intact, economic hardship to many and many other negatives results of the pandemic caused by COVID 19 virus. For our company, there have been opportunities and two stand out Sustainability of the company into the future under Indonesian management The formation of a legal conservation section the INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR […]

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The village of Labuhan Ratu, Way Kambas National Park, South Sumatra, Indonesia.

The village of Labuhan Ratu, Way Kambas National Park, South Sumatra, Indonesia.  The Way Kambas National Park is situated in the western part of South Sumatra, Indonesia. The village of Labuan Ratu (LR) is one of the villages surrounding the park and is situated around the main entrance. It is the village where our Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge (SSEL) is located only 500 metres from the park entrance. The entrance of Way Kambas National Park The […]

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TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK ITS NOT JUST AN ORANGUTAN !

TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK ITS NOT JUST AN ORANGUTAN ! The best known animals in Tanjung Putting National Park (Central Borneo) are the orangutans, but Tanjung Puting also boasts the bizarre looking proboscis monkey as well as seven other primate species. Clouded leopards, civets, and Malaysian sun bears cavort in the park, as do mouse deer, barking deer, sambar deer, and the wild cattle known as banteng. Tanjung Puting hosts over 230 species of birds, […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – Fattening or Cattle Breeding at Kelimutu Ecolodge

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS Fattening or Cattle Breeding at Kelimutu Ecolodge   The Weddings must be over!  In Flores, the Bride Price, or “Belis”, is usually one or more male “Sapi Bali” (Bali Cattle). The Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge Agricultural section has only just now been able to find suitable cattle for the Conservation program 2.1, for fattening or breeding.    Sapi Bali are actually Bos Sundiacus, cattle originating in the Sunda geographical region, and perfectly […]

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INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD ACHIEVEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE PHASE 1 PROGRAMS

INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD ACHIEVEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE PHASE 1 PROGRAMS  The Agricultural development program at the Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge (program 1.1) has development income streams in rice, vegetable and clove production which are ongoing and add income to all staff. Developing cattle and fish production will add over time. Cattle production at Kelimutu Ecolodge The goat production program (1.2) at the Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge has added significant income to staff salaries and […]

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The village of Tanjung Harapan (TH), near the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)

The village of Tanjung Harapan (TH), near the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL) The 416,000 ha Tanjung Putting National Park in southern Central Kalimantan was set aside in the 1930s by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutan and proboscis monkey, and was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982 (Wikipedia). It is one of Indonesia’s gems being the home of eight species of primate including […]

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DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK

DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK Proboscis monkeys are the primate world’s most prolific swimmers, frequently leaping from tree limbs and hitting the water with a comical belly flop. They’ve evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles that are some of their main predators. The Bekantan (Proboscis monkeys)   According to Wikipedia – The Proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey, known as the […]

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Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest?

Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest? From observations made by the Tanjung Puting National Park Rangers  and other researchers, Orangutans have been seen to help maintain their own forest. They turn over the soil on the forest floor searching for termites, in so doing ‘planting’ seeds fallen from trees above. As orangutans feed, moving across the canopy from fruit tree to fruit tree, they spit out or defaecate seeds, […]

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CONSERVE OUR WORLD

CONSERVE OUR WORLD Conserve our World is the name for the most important program of our Foundation the Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/conservation-foundation/ numbered Program 3.2 on the website. 3.2 Conserve Our World through tree planting With the assistance of World Relief Australia (WRA) and VET LOVE (VL), both based in Queensland, this program has been given a large boost and is now our largest program. We wish to use a local NGO […]

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ABOUT OUR TOUR Bena Village – The Megalithic Village in Bajawa, Flores.

ABOUT OUR TOUR Bena Village – The Megalithic Village in Bajawa, Flores.    The Bena village – Bajawa – Flores Bena can be reached around 7-8 hours via road trip from our Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge in West Flores. It is the most famous and also most visited village in the Ngada District. With its impressive stone formations and ancestral shrines, as well as traditional houses, Bena has turned into a signpost for Ngada culture.  All our tours […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The White-winged Wood Duck

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The White-winged Wood Duck The white-winged duck or white-winged wood duck Asarcornis scutulata is a large species of duck, formerly placed in the genus Cairina and allied with the dabbling ducks. However further analysis has indicated a monotypic species The white-winged duck – photo by Hariyono Historically, the white-winged duck was widely distributed from north eastern India and Bangladesh, throughout South East Asia to Java and Sumatra. It is now […]

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OUR CURRENT LODGES UPDATE – JANUARY 2021

OUR CURRENT LODGES UPDATE – JANUARY 2021 We take this opportunity to go back to basics. The Four Lodges, in Kalimantan, Sumatra and Flores and the Bali office, are vital to the existence of ECOLODGES INDONESIA and the CONSERVATION Programs. They have to be kept spotless and free from mould and termites, our biggest enemies. Under the guidance of Ibu Emi, each manager sends Whats App photos of the areas Ibu Emi wants to check […]

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Fire in the Tanjung Putting National Park (TPNP) in 2015 – what we hope to do to repair some of the damage

Fire in the Tanjung Putting National Park (TPNP) in 2015; what we hope to do to repair some of the damage The 416,000 ha TPNP in south part of Central Borneo is one the few places on earth that one can view the Bornean Orangutan in the wild. This unique low land forest park has had many threats to its existence but the 2015 fires, of doubtful source, caused over 130,000 ha of destruction in […]

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OUR TOUR BRAJA HARJOSARI – STORY ABOUT A VILLAGE AT THE BORDER OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK. 

OUR TOUR BRAJA HARJOSARI – STORY ABOUT A VILLAGE AT THE BORDER OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK.  Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) consists of 1,300 square kilometers of swamp forest and lowland rainforest. It has long been known for its significant population of Sumatran Elephants as well as Sumatran Tigers, Macaques, Siamang Gibbons, Malayan Tapirs, and over 300 recorded bird species including the endemic White Winged Duck. Currently, there are around 22 villages whose locations […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTEED AT OUR LODGE ORANGUTANS at the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)

ANIMAL SIGHTEED AT OUR LODGE ORANGUTANS at the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)   One of the great sights at the Rimba is the sighting of an orangutan, usually a solitary male, in the trees overhead the lodge. Hearing the eerie long calls of males is common but sightings occur about once a month. John Nicolas, the pioneer of the company Solar Power Indonesia, took the attached video during a visit to monitor progress on the […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS About our rice field at Kelimutu Ecolodge – Harvest time !

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS About our rice field at Kelimutu Ecolodge – Harvest time !       Without the Lodges of Ecolodges Indonesia, we could not employ those who protect their local environment, so we will show you the system at Kelimutu, where a local family grows rice, and other plants on the land belonging to the Lodge. The crop is then divided 60%  to the workers. and 40% to the lodge. This helps to feed […]

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RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECOLODGE (ROEL) – current situation

RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECOLODGE (ROEL) – current situation The ROEL was built in 1989 by the local owners using their own design, in preparation for an international great ape conference hosted by the Indonesian Government (GOI). At this meeting, the GOI became committed to the preservation of the orangutan, the key species of the Tanjung Puting National Parl (TPNP). Ecolodges Indonesia purchased the property in 2004 when it was named the Rimba Orangutan Lodge. The property […]

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OUR TOUR: WAE REBO – EXPLORING THE HIGHLANDS TRADITIONAL VILLAGE OF FLORES

OUR TOUR: WAE REBO – EXPLORING THE HIGHLANDS TRADITIONAL VILLAGE OF FLORES Flores Island in East Nusa Tenggara province is one of Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands. Situated to the east of Sumbawa and Komodo island and southeast of Timor, Flores is a culturally diverse island. According to Wikipedia, six separate languages are identifiable in Flores. Dotted by volcanoes that are often surrounded by terraced valleys, then ringed by glorious beaches, the island of Flores is a fabulous destination for adventurers, nature lovers, and […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE THE FOOTAGE A GROUP OF WILD ELEPHANTS AT THE RIVER OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE THE FOOTAGE A GROUP OF WILD ELEPHANTS AT THE RIVER OF WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK   Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) is located in the Lampung Province in southern Sumatra. Though this park widely famous by their Sumatran elephant, but more than that, the park has more than 300 bird species and 50 different species of mammals of which many are critically endangered like Sumatran tiger and rhino. Considering its […]

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OUR NEXT PHASE 3 PROGRAM WITH WORLD RELIEF AUSTRALIA

OUR NEXT PHASE 3 PROGRAM WITH WORLD RELIEF AUSTRALIA We are excited, as we introduce our next Phase 3 program No 3.2. see link https://www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld We have negotiated with World Relief Australia (WRA) to enable donors who wish to support the Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World (ICFOW) obtain tax relief in Australia. We also, have negotiated with a dynamic veterinary company Vet Love to invest in reforestation and tree protection in the Tanjung Puting […]

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CHRISTMAS SOCIAL MEDIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION NEWS

We wish you all a Happy Festive Season and Blessed Christmas. With celebrations in mind we decided to show you some of the delicious food made at Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge, Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge, Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge, and Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge from local produce, grown with the help of loans or grants from the Indonesia Conservation Foundation. At the moment, due to Covid19, there are only local guests at Kelimutu, and a handful at Rimba, […]

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ABOUT OUR TOUR PRIMATES

ABOUT OUR TOUR PRIMATES One group of animals where Ecolodges Indonesia excels is the primates. This is especially the case at our Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge, situated on the edge of the Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan Borneo, where up to eight species can be seen on a visit. However, important species also can be found in the Way Kambas national park, when based at the Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge.  Dry area sub species of the […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE – BIRDS OF MBELILING

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUL LODGE BIRDS OF MBELILING Valéry Schollaert and Marinella Mejia (Holistic Birding), ware staying for a long period at our Mbeliling Ecolodge in the middle of covid19.  And it provided an excellent opportunity to study and photograph many of the island’s native birds in great detail. We are pleased to share some of their photos on the video below Please pass this information to interested parties on Social media through our links […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – OUR FISH PROGRAMS

>> Would you expect to find FISH in a forest?  You can now! In the forests of Kalimantan (Borneo) at Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge, manager Pak Nopri has just bought 100 fingerling Nile Perch (delicious eating), to raise in a plastic tarpaulin tank to provide food, and an income for the staff and restaurant .They are starting small with a budget of Rp 500.000 (AUD50), including fish, and 3 to 4 months dry feed. It is […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID OUR DRIVERS

Our series about our staff stories of survival from the effects of COVID 19 continues with an article about our drivers. All our drivers are local, and their expertise has developed during their employment with Ecolodges Indonesia, especially their hospitality knowledge and English skills.   Santos was born in Malang – East Java and now lives with the family in Denpasar near our Central Office. He has worked with Ecolodges Indonesia since 2004, His first […]

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ABOUT OUR TOUR SEEING JAVA BY TRAIN

ABOUT OUR TOUR SEEING JAVA BY TRAIN We wish to highlight travelling by train in Indonesia. This is a great option as trains are cheap and in first class service is excellent. Seeing the island of Java by train is a great option. Ecolodges Indonesia can now offer an add on option after visiting either our Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge or our Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge. Instead of flying back to Bali, you could fly to Jakarta, […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – Update project in Satwa, Kelimutu and Rimba

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS Update project in Satwa, Kelimutu and Rimba IT’S TWINS! In Sumatra, Ibu Naniks first goat has had not one, but two kids! The Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge staff are buzzing with excitement. Ibu Rumiatun has just taken a loan to buy two new Rambon breed goats, cross Indonesian/Australian. Both are two months pregnant. She is hoping for twins! Pak Suratnos male is getting bigger, to be sold when the price is right. This […]

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PARTNERS OF THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION YAYASAN KONSERVASI INDONESIA – BUMI KITA (ICFOW/YKIBK)

PARTNERS OF THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION YAYASAN KONSERVASI INDONESIA – BUMI KITA (ICFOW/YKIBK) “No man is an island” is a quote from John Donne’s devotions of 1624 and is relevant to all of us today as we struggle forward under the burden of the COVID global pandemic.  We are excited by not only the support of individuals but also by the support of companies and a school. We wish to highlight some of these in […]

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OUR TOUR – LAKE SANO and the WATERFALLS around the MBELILING MOUNTAIN ECOLODGE

OUR TOUR – LAKE SANO and the WATERFALLS around the MBELILING MOUNTAIN ECOLODGE  Apart of the relaxed lodge, the magnificent views and scenery and the bird life, the Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge (MMEL) has other attractions including cultural aspects, agriculture, village life, and lakes and waterfalls. We wish to concentrate of a tour of the last two mentioned. Sano Nggoang Crater Lake is the largest volcanic in East Nusa Tenggara, with an area of about 5,500 […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE – THE EXOTIC CALLS OF SIOMANG

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGETHE EXOTIC CALLS OF SIOMANG Way Kambas National Park is located in the south of Sumatran island, province of Lampung. The National Park covers an area of 1300 sq km and about 2.5 drive from the airport of Bandar Lampung.Way Kambas is one of the oldest protected forests in Indonesia, and despite heavy logging, development, and poaching in the area, has retained populations of some of South-East Asia’s most endangered mammals. […]

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NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020 – ECOLODGES INDONESIA

NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020 – ECOLODGES INDONESIA CONTENTS Introduction Developments – the Lodges Developments – Indonesian Conservation Foundation – Our World Some of the animals seen at our lodges over this period Ecosafari Indonesia The Future   INTRODUCTION Since the last Newsletter in June 2020, the COVID global situation has deteriorated affecting predictions on the length of this pandemic. Our original plans were based on an 18 month time-line from April 2020; we now think it […]

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ABOUT OUR TOUR SUNGAI BULUH KECIL TOUR IN TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK

ABOUT OUR TOUR SUNGAI BULUH KECIL TOUR IN TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK The Tanjung Puting National Park in Central Kalimantan, Borneo is one of the ecological gems of Indonesia. One of the few places left in the world where you can see wild orangutans, the park contains seven other primate species and myriads of butterflies and other insects. The history of the park has been written up by Ecolodges Indonesia on  https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/tanjung-puting-national-park-history/ In the south […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE – Bare Throated Whistler, the fantastic songbird of Kelimutu

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE Bare Throated Whistler, the fantastic songbird of Kelimutu All of us know that the icon of Kelimutu area is The magnificent Three Color Lakes National Park. But in this area you could also explore the fascinating culture and natural beauty of Flores. The Kelimutu area is rich with birdlife and contains some of the endemic species of Flores. Bare-throathed whistler is one of several wild birds in Kelimutu National Park […]

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UPDATE NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION – SUPPORT FIRE FIGHTING UNIT AT WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK

UPDATE NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION SUPPORT FIRE FIGHTING UNIT AT WAY KAMBAS NATIONAL PARK We have some exciting news for you ! At the end of September, we was sent some fund  from the ‘All For Nature’ Travel Agency, in Holland, collected by Annemiek van Gijn, for our Indonesian Conservation Foundation-Our World, to support the fire unit patrol at Way Kambas National Park in Lampung-Sumatra. This resulted in the immediate purchase locally of 15 water […]

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OUR COVID REGULATIONS AT ALL OUR LODGES AND OFFICES

OUR COVID REGULATIONS AT ALL OUR LODGES AND OFFICES COVID regulations have rigidly been applied to all management practices in all the lodges as shown in photos. These include: regular sterilization of surfaces after use by staff or guests wearing of suitable protective clothing especially masks and gloves in the kitchen clean hand washing procedures with water basins and alcohol bottles situated all over the property proper check in registration of guests including body temperature […]

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MBELILING MOUNTAIN ECOLODGE – THE PLACE TO BE DURING LOCKDOWN

MBELILING MOUNTAIN ECOLODGE  THE PLACE TO BE DURING LOCKDOWN A tour based at the Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge has many attractions – a safe COVID environment, peace and quiet, healthy organic food, beautiful scenery, healthy climate, hiking and its main attractions birds. Detlef Davies, a professional birder and investor in Ecolodges Indonesia has highlighted some of the birds seen by Valery Scholaert, a professional Belgian birder https://holisticbirding.wordpress.com/splendid-birding-spot-mbeliling-mountain-ecolodge-flores-indonesia/  There are many more birds often seen or heard […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE – ITS TIME TO MEET A CUTE YOUNG MOLUCCAN SCOPS OWL AT MBELILING ECOLODGE !

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE. ITS TIME TO MEET A CUTE YOUNG MOLUCCAN SCOPS OWL AT MBELILING ECOLODGE ! For wildlife lovers, this is one of our best birding lodges! This lodge was built to supremely respect the surrounding nature, on the side of Mount Mbeliling. The Mbeliling Ecolodge will give you a chance to see many birds including all four of the Flores endemics, the Flores Hanging Parrot, Flores Monarch, Flores Scops Owl, and […]

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OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – AGRICULTURE AT KELIMUTU ECOLODGE AND THE GOAT AT SATWA ECOLODGE

OUR FOUNDATION NEWS. AGRICULTURE AT KELIMUTU ECOLODGE AND THE GOAT AT SATWA ECOLODGE Farmers everywhere watch the skies, ‘’will it rain ?”  Our staff in Flores at the Kelimutu Crater Lakes EcoLodge are asking the same question. A Conservation loan for land clearing resulted in a good crop of Sawi Putih or White Cabbage ( after a slug feast delayed the start ). This was followed by a good crop of cabbages so more were […]

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ABOUT OUR NEW FOUNDATION WEBPAGE.

ABOUT OUR NEW FOUNDATION WEBPAGE. The global COVID situation seems out of control globally with no end in sight until either there is a reliable vaccine or a unified global response. The latter seems unlikely. Thus, our company through our NGO the Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World (ICFOW), we must expand activities from Phase 1 programs to larger Phase 2 programs. For these activities we need the help from those in the global community […]

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ABOUT OUR TOUR – SOME OF THE BIRDS OF PARADISE OF PAPUA and SNORKELING IN RAJA AMPAT

ABOUT OUR TOUR SOME OF THE BIRDS OF PARADISE OF PAPUA and SNORKELING IN RAJA AMPAT -Scroll Ke bawah untuk Bahasa Indonesia- The Red Birds of Paradise In cooperation with our travel partners, Ecolodges Indonesia through our travel company Ecosafari Indonesia run a tour in West Papua combining the Arfaks Mountains, a conservation area two hours from Manokwari and Waigeo island the main island of the Raja Ampat national park. We use local guides, who […]

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THE ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE THE BORNEAN ORANGUTAN EAT IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT.

THE ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE THE BORNEAN ORANGUTAN EAT IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- Our next animal in the The “Animals sighted” section of our blog is about interesting photos from our guide Hakim, shown us a young Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) was holding fruit of a Pandanus plan.  According to the Wikipedia, like the other great apes, Orangutans are highly intelligent, displaying tool use and distinct cultural patterns […]

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BIRD GUIDE TRAINING Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge – Flores

BIRD GUIDE TRAINING Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge – Flores, 14 -19 September 2020 -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa-  The view from the Mbeliling Ecolodge – miles of forests, the plain, the sea, the islands…   The Flores night was pitch black as the group of three tried to move silently through the forest, following the strange coughing call of the Moluccan Scops owl, but hoping for the rare Flores Scops owl. At last they caught […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC – THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION

SURVIVAL UNDER THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC THE INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION The Kelimutu Ecolodge’s rice field – provide an organic food for our staff, our lodge and community around the area The global situation regarding infection with the virus COVID 19 seems to be getting worse with the disease out of control in many key countries around the world. This situation extends the expected recovery of Ecolodges Indonesia from September 2021 to at least the middle […]

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OUR CULTURE TOUR – THE SULTANATE OR SPECIAL REGION OF YOGYAKARTA

OUR CULTURE TOUR THE SULTANATE OR SPECIAL REGION OF YOGYAKARTA -scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- The Prambanan Temple Over the years, our company Ecolodges Indonesia commenced through our Tours & Travel section Ecosafari Indonesia https://ecolodgesindonesia.com/ to expand the depth and subjects of our tours. We wish now to show you some of these. The first will be from the island of Java, the most important island in the Indonesia archipelago with around 60% of […]

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The Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) of Way Kambas National Park

ANIMAL SIGHTED AT OUR LODGE The Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) of Way Kambas National Park -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- The Leopard Cat by Hariyono   Our next animal in the The “Animals sighted” section of our blog is The Leopard Cat of Way Kambas National Park – Lampung – South Sumatra This was another lucky day of our resident guide Hariyono, again…! “ I was on my way back to the lodge after […]

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NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION – Planting new trees at the Tanjung Puting National Park has started!

NEWS FROM OUR FOUNDATION Planting new trees at the Tanjung Puting National Park has started! -Scroll kebawah untuk terjemahan dalam Bahasa- As promised, the planting of new trees near the Tanjung Puting National Park has started ! You can see the young plants being carried in plastic bags to be transported by river to the site. The plastic bags are used again and again, as are the polybags where the seedlings were grown, so don’t […]

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REPORT on PROGRAMS FOR OUR SURVIVAL AS A CONSERVATION COMPANY

Introduction The COVID 19 virus caused business in Ecolodges Indonesia to cease within two weeks of late February and early March 2020. With only six months liquid funds available, all 89 staff took massive salary reductions, some up to 80%, and part time work to help the company survive over a period of 18 – 24 months. Most of our staff have served ELI for more than 10 years in their different locations. During this […]

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Mt Kelimutu Sunset

In Memoriam

In Memoriam We wish to pay tribute to two people who have helped and supported us over many years. Marcel Adi                                                                                                                          Marcel Adi with a Sumatran Rhino Marcel Adi, born and brought up a Christian in Java, passed suddenly in April 2020 in Borneo. Marcel was a Board member over the period 2013 – 2018 and, also acted as an advisor on many aspects of conservation especially around the Way Kambas National Park (WKNP) […]

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What our staff are doing and achieving at all our lodges.

One of the great achievements of Ecolodges Indonesia has been to instill a feeling of ownership of the company in most of our staff. This has had many positive results including loyalty and a feeling of the importance of a job in this working environment. Now, when the Indonesian part of the company has been cut off from face to face contact with its worldwide support group, a further vital characteristic has developed, namely, a […]

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Kelimutu Crater Lakes

Agricultural Development of Ecolodges Indonesia

One of the new directions of our company are the optimum use of the land around our lodges, especially at Kelimutu (over 3 ha available), Satwa (1.5 ha available) and Mbeliling (2 ha available), to produce organic food for our guests and staff. At Kelimutu and Mbeliling, there is water all year round thus giving the possibility of production all year round. During this process, we wish to work with the smallholder farmers of the […]

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Art Adventures in Indonesia.

Wildlife holidays in Borneo, cultural visit in Borobudur Jogjakarta or birdwatching in Raja Ampat are just some examples of adventure activities that can you do in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism is well-known for several good reasons, such as culture, heritage, and beautiful nature. Indonesia inhabited by a large number of animals, including some unique endemics species. There is a special kind of tour that is about Painting and sketching the landscape around helps you to engage […]

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Unique Faunas in Indonesia Wildlife Holidays

Wildlife holidays in Borneo, cultural visit in Borobudur Jogjakarta or birdwatching in Raja Ampat are just some examples of adventure activities that can you do in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism is well-known for several good reasons, such as culture, heritage, and beautiful nature. Indonesia inhabited by a large number of animals, including some unique endemics species. Arrange an Indonesia wildlife holiday tour to see the wildlife creatures during your visit to Indonesia. Endemic Species You Can […]

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Maria Surni: Learning about Conservation as Ecolodges Indonesia Staff Since 2005

Maria Alvensia Surni, born in Rangga Watu – Flores in 1985. Originally from Flores, she is one of the longest-serving staff of Ecolodges Indonesia. She started working in Bajo Komodo Ecolodges (the lodge has transformed into a resort hotel under new management) from 2005 to 2017. At the end of 2017, after giving birth to her second child, Maria Surni decided to stop only to returned to join Ecolodges Indonesia in 2019. As for now, […]

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planting tree

Responsible Tourism Practise in Indonesia Brings Positive Impacts

Indonesia is one of the best places in the world if you’re looking for adventure and better under responsible tourism. The archipelago is made up of over 17,000 islands and is diverse in terms of people, landscapes, and culture. This beguiling island chain is especially attractive if you want to see indigenous flora and fauna, tropical rainforests, and brightly colored tropical fish. It’s also one of the best places to see orangutans in the world! […]

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Ucok Hakim

Becoming The Most Favorable Wildlife Tour Guide: An Interview with Abdul Hakim

Abdul Hakim was born in Kumai – Central Kalimantan. Upon finishing high school in 2007, he immediately joined the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge as a housekeeping department staff. While working as housekeeping, he slowly learned outwardly to become a wildlife tour guide in Tanjung Puting National Park. It did not take long for the company to ask Hakim to start a new career as a wildlife guide for Ecosafari Indonesia and Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge. Through Ecolodges […]

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Best Indonesia National Park for Wildlife Adventures

Fortunately located BETWEEN ASIA AND AUSTRALIA, THE WORLD’S LARGEST ARCHIPELAGO Indonesia national park HAS amazingly diverse animal wonders SUITABLE FOR adventure tours. Exotic birds to the giant lizard, Indonesia is one of the world’s best destinations to see wildlife creatures. Enjoying your holiday in wildlife conservations in Indonesia can be a lifetime experience that will pamper you with adventure and experiences. These top places to see endangered animals in Indonesia can be your destination of […]

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Indonesia Wildlife Tour Documentary Film including The Orangutans of Tanjung Puting National Park

Indonesia wildlife holidays in Borneo, the magnificent of  Three Color Lakes Kelimutu,  the unique of  Way Kambas National Park, or snorkeling at the crystal clear water of Komodo Island are just a little example of activities that can you do in Indonesia. Indonesia’s tourism is well-known for several reasons such as culture, heritage, unique buildings, and wonderful nature. Indonesia inhabited by a large number of animals, that some of its endemics species. Arrange Indonesia wildlife […]

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Tanjung Puting National Park

Tanjung Puting National Park Significant Years

Tanjung Puting National Park has a long history before it becomes a national park. Tanjung Puting National Park is located in the southeast part of West Kotawaringin Regency in the Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan (Central Borneo). The nearest main town is the capital of the Regency, Pangkalan Bun. The park is well known for its orangutan conservation. It is composed of 416,040 hectares of dryland dipterocarp forest, peat swampforest, heath forest, mangrove and coastal beach forest, and secondary forest. The public can access […]

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Mbeliling Flores Landslides Disaster in April 2014

Mbeliling Ecolodge: Marooned Between Landslides

Meryl and Alan Wilson and the team of Ecolodges Indonesia have been building a new lodge, Mbeliling Ecolodge as a part of  Trans Flores Safari tour. It lies 820 metres above the port of Labuan Bajo and the Komodo Islands one hour up to a sinuous road to the Mbeliling ecolodge range. Alan was away on business at the Kelimutu lodge on the other side of the island. Mbeliling Unexpected Natural Disaster Rain thrashed the […]

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Ecotourism Tour Packages of Ecolodges Indonesia (ELI) Bring Positive Impact on Local Communities

The most important aim of our company ECOLODGES INDONESIA (ELI), which offer tour packages, is the provision of sustainable jobs for local people on the edge of wilderness areas. It is also aimed to be a conservation tool to protect the environment. We believe that it is one of the few methods to strengthen local communities as well as to support conservation. Especially against forces ruining their future generations by destroying their environments. You can […]

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Organutan Tour

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new digital home for Ecolodges Indonesia and Ecosafari Indonesia! We are thrilled to bring you a new look and feel that showcases the magic of our tours and properties, and we have some BIG NEWS…

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