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Indigenous peoples of South Kalimantan Dayak Meratus harvest wild honey.Indication of the success of this harvest seen from the number of bids Dayak community forest honey Meratus to LPMA South Borneo.
Coordinator of Indigenous Empowerment Institute (LPMA) South Borneo, Juliade, said Sunday (4/11), an offer to buy forest honey from the Dayak Meratus from Hampang Kotabaru district, Loksado in Upper South River, Alai (Upper River middle), and Balangan Pitap to those who inhabit the Tabalong.
Number of bids forest honey from all ethnic Dayak sub Meratus it shows that harvesting can be done in all areas of indigenous settlement or also called the harvest. LPMA South Borneo itself is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that protect indigenous Dayak Meratus in South Kalimantan.
One of indigenous empowerment program that has been undertaken by the South Borneo LPMA is training, improving the quality, production, packaging and distribution of forest honey Meratus typical Dayak. According to him, the success of forest honey harvest season fruit is supported by the proceeds smoothly throughout last season.
Actually Indonesia is not the first country of the targeted emissions reduction program through the prevention of forest destruction and deforestation (REDD). Mato Grosso state in Brazil was first carried on REDD to save the Amazon forest …
According to national statistics, the forest in Mato Grosso which has an area of 593 square kilometers in two months glabrous. Destruction of the forests has increased sixfold compared to the same period the previous year.
Seeing these states, governments and indigenous community in particular accept REDD + program to save their forests. Mato Grosso state with 90 million hectares of forest land was selected as the place of REDD + program. At least that is the impression expressed Coordinator GCF (Governors Climate and Forests) Brasil, Mariana Pavan, when the press conference that was held in Palangkaraya, not long ago. The picture that can be used as a benchmark performance of REDD in Indonesia.
Moreover, Mariana explained, the indigenous REDD programs remain engaged. However, through an intermediary board innate energy society (NGOs). The reason, indigenous community in Brazil is far more left than in the Kalteng.Responding to concerns is also present, keberpihakan of indigenous communities and communities who depend on the nature of his life made an absolute jungle. Due to the early success of the targeted communities REDD. “In a clear REDD status and the perceived benefits to society.” Therefore, this first step is determining the Brazilian government programs that directly affect the community like everyone must plant five trees. Keyvan Izadi GCF president of communications, said the local government is responsible for the success of REDD.
The Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) is the largest wild cat in Borneo and is classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red list of threatened species. Due to their nocturnal and cryptic habits they are seldom observed and very little is known of their basic ecology and distribution. This large Clouded leopard was photographed by remote camera trap in Malua BioBank as part of the Bornean Banteng Program which studies therare banteng(Bos javanicus lowi); the image was captured during the middle of the afternoon when temperatures are highest; an unlikely time for an observation.
The Bornean Banteng Program is a collaborative study between the Sabah Wildlife Department and Danau Girang Field Centre (Cardiff University), the Sabah Forestry Department, HUTAN, and New Forests Ltd. Baseline data on banteng ecology is primarily collected using remote camera traps kindly provided by Houston Zoo and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.
April 22, 2010 – A lungless frog (pictured above), a frog that flies and a slug that shoots love darts are among 123 new species found in Borneo since 2007 in a project to conserve one of the oldest rain forests in the world.A report by the global conservation group WWF on the discoveries also calls for protecting the threatened species and equatorial rain forest on Borneo, the South China Sea island that is the world’s third-largest and is shared by Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.”The challenge is to ensure that these precious landscapes are still intact for future generations,” said the report released Thursday.The search for the new species was part of the Heart of Borneo project that started in February 2007 and is backed by the WWF and the three countries that share the island.
The aim is to conserve 85,000 square miles (220,000 square kilometers) of rain forest that was described by Charles Darwin as “one great luxuriant hothouse made by nature for herself.”
Explorers have been visiting Borneo for centuries, but vast tracts of its interior are yet to be biologically explored, said Adam Tomasek, leader of WWF’s Heart of Borneo project.
“If this stretch of irreplaceable rain forest can be conserved for our children, the promise of more discoveries must be a tantalizing one for the next generation of researchers to contemplate,” he said.