REWILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK
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Through the DONATE buttons on all programs, you can pay by credit card or Pay Pal. For the program REWILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK, for Australian residents you can obtain tax relief for your donation through the website www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld
We are delighted to move into a new type of program funded by specific organisations. This indicates serious interest in the aims of our Foundation ICFOW to protect the livelihood of four communities in villages around our ecolodges who now know the importance of the environment to their futures.
Two of these programs are self funded by All For Nature (3.1) and La Trobe University (3.6). Programs 3.2 - 3.5 need continuous support. 3.2 is our main program to save the Rimba Lodge and to establish the Foundation internationally and needs special support.
We encourage other specific donors to become involved in one of our programs or development a new program.
ALL FOR NATURE, a Netherlands travel agency, has donated around AUD 5,000, raised from clients, for the formation of a professional fire protection unit formed from the staff of our Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge. This involves all the staff and works closely with the staff of the Way Kambas National Park.
This program is now well underway using equipment purchased locally and the team has already faced and assisted to eliminate 2 illegal fire – see our recent report on our social media outlets https://www.facebook.com/EcolodgesIndonesia/
In 2006, Ecolodges Indonesia (ELI) started our own Conservation Foundation. Initially, contributing US$10 from each visitor who booked through Ecosafari Indonesia, the company’s Tour and Travel Department.
Since then, we have built this into a fund of over USD $50,000 which was used successfully for:
To make an even greater impact in protecting and saving Indonesian nature and wildlife, Ecolodges Indonesia has recently completed the arduous process of establishing this entity as a certified legal Foundation in Indonesia - a government-endorsed charitable non-profit entity: The Indonesia Conservation Foundation – Our World (ICFOW).
To encourage, support and build partnering relationships between self-help community groups in Indonesia whereby they can network together in the area of conservation of their environment leading to increased health and prosperity.
And, with the support and assistance of Partners, to deliver world's best practice relief and development projects to needy communities based on mutual accountability, trust and respect.
Maximise our efforts to conserve Indonesia’s fauna and flora especially by providing sustainable employment to local communities around conservation areas through community empowerment, irrespective of nationality, race, gender, political conviction or religious belief.
With the rapid development of the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020, the whole world has changed and the tourism industry decimated internationally. To help us survive, the unified and loyal staff of Ecolodges Indonesia have responded by taking significant wage cuts (up to 80%) as well as developing environmentally-focused, income-generating activities in each of our lodges.
These activities will not only have a deep environmental impact on the ground but assist in providing valued work and wage supplements so we can sustain this vital group of conservationists, keeping them together for the future reopening of our lodges when tourism regains momentum.
This is a crucial time for us...
To fulfill our long term environmental goals we must survive these short term challenges and we need your help and support!
We have reorganised our twelve PHASE 1 and PHASE 2 Programs to concentrate on three areas:
CONSERVATION with emphasis on Program 3.2 “Rewild Tanjung Puting National Park”, AGRICULTURE to cover our programs in vegetable, fruit tree, rice, goat and cattle small holder production systems and DEVELOPMENT FUND for funds to cover any shortfalls in any program and develop new activities. These programs will be moved to PHASE 3, programs working with individuals or organisations both national and international.
All programs aim at providing extra income for our staff and also to assist in the survival of our companies Ecolodges Indonesia and Ecosafari Indonesia.
We thank and appreciate all those who have supported us, and we will need all the support we can get until business returns to a semblance of normality.
All current Phase 3 programs are described above
We currently have two options for making donations to our programs, with great thanks and appreciation.
If you wish to receive a tax receipt please email email@example.com with your payment details.
Bank: CIMB NIAGA
Name of Account: YAYASAN KONSERVASI INDONESIA BUMI KITA
Account Number: 800166348000
Bank Swift Code: BNIAIDJA
Bank Address: Jalan M.H. Thamrin 77, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80119
Tel: +62 361 436047
You can pay using either PayPal or your credit card.
This is a simple and secure procedure.
The Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge is one of our most beautiful lodges with 28 staff all living in the village of Moni. Under strong local management they have all taken massive cuts in their wages. Our aim with this program is to achieve a second income stream for our staff to keep this loyal and dynamic group together.
Program 1.1 has had some income form rice, cloves and vegetable sales. This has all been returned to the staff.
The short-term crop system will continue. The first of the long-term programs, cattle production will commence shortly as Phase 2.1
This program is now independent as now income can pay all wages of staff employed in the program.