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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.
We are delighted to move into a new type of program funded by specific organizations. 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/
ICFOW works with poor communities on the edge of conservation areas aiming to give sustainable jobs through small businesses based on forest management and ecotourism and showing how vital the environment is to their future. We aim to protect these communities from some of the negative influences of poachers and palm oil operators.
In Program 3.2, partnership with World Relief Australia - ICFOW will :
(1) partner with local NGOs TANJUNG LESTARI and KAHIU as a source of tree seedlings, planting, managing and protecting trees. They will also organise all the labour.
(2) assist KAHIU develop a Reforestation Training Centre in the village of Tanjung Harapan on the edge of the Tanjung Puting National Park (TPNP).
(3) plant, manage and protect 50,000 trees on 50 hectares in TPNP (416,000 hectares of which 130,000 hectares was burnt by illegal fires in 2015) and Way Kambas (WKNP 130,000 hectares in size) national parks
(4) establish a tented camp in the Sungei Buluh Besar area of Kalimantan, initially to house workers but then to house ecotourists to view their trees, or enjoy the wildlife in the area.
(5) create at least 30 sustainable jobs from the program taking the activities into the future
(6) employ some of the key and relevant staff of ELI in the program thereby assisting in the survival of this vital conservation group into the future.
(7) assist at least two Australian companies with their Environmental Sustainability Management Plan (ESMP) giving meaning to their aim to move towards carbon neutral status. We will relate the number of trees planted to tons of carbon used by the company in power, fuel and other polluting activities.
Key Areas of Investments
All donations for Australians are tax deductible as you will receive a receipt from WORLD RELIEF AUSTRALIA.
We need your support to protect this vital group of conservationists around key Indonesian national parks.
International donations should donate direct to the Foundation via the DONATE button as 100% will be deposited.
WRA take 10% management Fee. You will receipt a receipt.
The agricultural activities pioneered in Phase 1 and 2 programs were an essential component of providing a good food source for our staff at Kelimutu, and adding essential funds into some salaries. This must be continued and expanded by improved production of cloves, rice and vegetables for local market sales, purchase of more goats and cattle for fattening and sale, and expansion of all fish culture operations in all lodges. We need your help not only in funds but in expertise.
A Staff Support Fund has been established as a recommendation for our AGM on April 24th 2021. Currently 33 of our 89 staff have been laid off while the remainder have had 85% of their pre COVID salary reduced. Much more support is needed.
Donors who wish to support the foundation development should place funds here. Funds will be used for new programs or support important poorly funded programs.
Some guests who stay at the Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge stay one night at one of Brajaharjosari village homestays to experience aspects of village life.
La Trobe University has commissioned our Foundation to establish links with Brajaharjosari so a virtual study can be established between students studying Indonesian as part of their degree in Melbourne, Australia and groups of villagers through Zoom. Our staff will assist in developing initial contacts, assisting in the development of a Communications Centre in the village, preparing Powerpoints for presentation, assisting in translation services both in student interviews and guiding students by Zoom in any other difficulties they may have.
This contract will assist by paying wages to some of our staff and in the sustainability of the Central Office and Satwa Lodge.
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.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The staff of this lodge are a very compact unit from the surrounding village. The lodge is on the edge of one of the most important parks in Indonesia with Elephants, Rhinos and Tigers still wild in the area. It is in our company interests to develop an extra income earning activity to assist their wages and maintain this beacon of conservation in the area.
We wish to purchase nine or ten goats including a breeding male, fatten them for five months for resale at an optimum time. Such funds would be used to augment salaries and purchase more goats and thus develop a goat farm over time including breeding. Five families from our staff would have the responsibility to look after one -two goats.
The funds will be returned from sales into a revolving fund to assist payment of future development.
COMPLETED and a breeding herd will be developed in Phase 2
Continue our long-standing program with Tanjung Puting National Park (TPNP) and the NGO Karang Tarunia based in Tanjung Harapan village. This will be be phase 1 of a long-term planting program which will also act as a monitor for poaching in the park. We wish to involve 10 of our staff many of whom are already members of Karang Taruna. The first area will be 2 hectares at 1000 trees/hectare.
Funds are required for tree production and purchase, wages for 10 of our staff plus some rangers of the park, transport to the area by boat and motorcycle.
Surplus funds will be transferred to Program 2.3
We have completed two hectares with 2,000 trees but still under budget.
The funds will be returned from sales into a revolving fund to assist payment of future development.
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The Mbeliling Mountain Ecolodge is situated on the edge of a unique bird protected area which is under threat. The main aim of this lodge is to try and be a beacon of conservation in this vital area, which is also the water source for the port and tourist city of Labuan Bajo.
We wish to train our staff in the importance of conservation and one method is to develop bird guides among our staff. Three of our staff including the manager are very keen and we wish to develop a bird guide training program using Sam Rabenak (with 17 years with Birding Indonesia).
Funds are required for the accommodation and fees of the trainers (Rp 11,000,000), binoculars (Rp 6,000,000) and stipends for the trainees (3,000,000) during the course to augment their salaries. An administration fee of 12.5% is added for Central Office organisation.
COMPLETED and will be expanded as program 2.4
PROGRAM SUMMARY: The staff of our Central Office are vital for the continuation of our company Ecolodges Indonesia. They already have sacrificed large amounts of their wages, so that enough funds could be spread out among the rest of staff in four lodges. This program wishes to protect the health, nutrition, and enthusiasm of this vital, dedicated, and loyal group.
Funds are required monthly for the next fifteen months and if you would like to donate a small amount monthly, it would help. We hope to raise around Rp 4,000,000 per month (around AUD $420)
No funds have been used and will be transferred to program Phase 2.5 The Head Office intend to use some of the funds to commence some needed salary additions.