Category: Mbeliling Ecolodge

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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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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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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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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