Category: Agricultural

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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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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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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