A SPECIAL REVIEW COURSE OF THE FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE. 12-13 MARCH 2022 at Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge-Kalimantan. We felt that all those who might be going to be employed planting the seedlings for RE- WILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK should fully understand why they were doing it. The fist two sections of the course saw one of our staff do the complete course, 6 do all but one module, and 19 from the village […]
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 […]
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 […]