Aid for People
The key aim of this project is to work towards nature conservation and to increase the general welfare standards of both people and animals within the Thousand islands, through various activities
Meeting with local community forum
Kepulauan Seribu or Thousand Islands is a misnomer for a group of 112 islands and sandbars, north of Jakarta in Indonesia. Fishing is the main trade of the islands, there has been however a big drop in the value of the trade due to over fishing and bombing
This program is important to re-balance the ecosystem within the Thousand Islands and provide alternative incomes to destructive fishing methods.
General Community Development Activities
To offer practical and financial aid with the development of local eco-tourism, a new kind of tourism introduced to the islands that will focus on nature conservation through tourism run by local people
- Proper waste management and recycling program
- To provide workshops and assistance about fertilizing the land and the use of organic waste: the planting of vegetables and fruits
- To provide workshops to learn handicraft activities; items made from waste
- Raise awareness about Nature Conservation:
- Protection of Flora and Fauna within the Thousand Islands through informational panels and posters
- Assist with reef check programs
The Thousand Islands Community Development Program provides a framework for government and non-governmental collaboration to assist with wildlife and nature conservation, and encourage active community involvement.
Through a wildlife conservation awareness program and eco tourism activities for all citizens within the Thousand Islands and Jakarta DKI Province,-consisting of a raptor information center and various awareness activities (school visits, readings)-the local population is gaining a better understanding of the importance of all species and the need for maintaining suitable habitats.
Alignment with Key Government Aims-Community Development
Fauna and Flora Species Conservation efforts from the Indonesian government have been registered under the National law, No. 5 1990 concerning Natural Resources Conservation. Although all Flora and Fauna species protected under this law are not allowed to be traded, kept, dead or alive, many animal species can still be found traded, even openly in Indonesia. This project links directly to this legislation and will provide a framework for enhanced conservation efforts and law enforcement. Also fish is getting less and less within the Thousand Islands, due to over fishing activities and bombing practices. The bombing of reefs is an easy and destructive way to obtain a lot of fish quick. The reefs are left dead for ever.
Therefore fish becomes more and more hard to obtain within the Thousand Islands. It is crucial to act now to preserve the coral reefs within the area and to provide an income to the local people by protecting the reefs, not destroying it. Eco tourism activities like diving and reef check, will assure the interest of the local people to protect the reef and the marine ecosystem.
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