OUR FOUNDATION NEWS. Harvests Helping Ecolodges Indonesia Survive. The bountiful rain has given a good harvest of rice at the KELIMUTU CRATER LAKES ECOLODGE Farmes and his family worked hard at keeping the Ecolodge rice terraces clean and in good repair, giving a good harvest to be divided between the family and the Lodge, helping augment wages. In addition there have been good harvests of green beans, on the land so carefully prepared by our […]
OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – Update on Agricultural programs. The Ecolodges in Flores and Sumatra end the year on a happy note.
OUR FOUNDATION NEWS – Update on Agricultural programs. The Ecolodges in Flores and Sumatra end the year on a happy note. The rice harvest is golden in the sun, ready for harvesting before Christmas. This gives the family who work the land an income, and a percentage goes to The Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge, assisting with wages. Frenki, our hardworking security man has grown a magnificent crop of green beans on lodge land, selling 10 […]
OUR FOUNDATION NEWS HOW TO PLANT A TREE- The culmination of the Forest Management Training Course, Rimba, Kalimantan.
OUR FOUNDATION NEWS HOW TO PLANT A TREE- The culmination of the Forest Management Training Course, Rimba, Kalimantan. The course has been very enthusiastically supported not only by our own Eco Lodges staff, but village participants. As proof of their learning each has planted a tree from the seedlings grown by Harapan village, some quite tall as they have been growing for over a year. The seedlings Covid and then governmental problems with illegal Carbon […]
UPDATE ON THE FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE, RIMBA. If you want to plant a forest, where do you start? First you need an area to plant. This is in Kalimantan, (Borneo) in the 130,000 hectares burned in the massive fires of 2015. Then you need money for wages of staff, equipment oats for transport, a camp for workers…. Some money is coming in from special people, our donors to the Indonesia Conservation Foundation–Our World, to […]
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 […]
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 […]