Kelompok Peduli Lingkungan Belitung


On an archipelago off the east coast of Sumatra that has been devastated by tin mining and unmitigated industrial development, Kelompok Peduli Lingkungan Belitung is working to rehabilitate, protect, and sustainably manage coastal resources. Community management of coral reefs, mangroves, fishing zones, and tropical forests has led to improved livelihoods and the restoration of a unique marine and coastal ecosystem. The group has effectively created three programs that balance environmental protection with ecotourism, including the Kepayang Island Conservation Center (for training, environmental education and turtle conservation), the Mendanau Mangrove Conservation Center (for mangrove and tropical rainforest protection), and the Batu Mentas Nature Reserve and Tarsius Sanctuary (which protects a threatened population of tarsius). Scuba diving, jungle treks, river tubing, tarsius expeditions, mangrove tours, homestays, fishing tours, and boat rentals all are run by and directly benefit the local population. The group has successfully advocated for the creation of a regional marine conservation plan that includes no-take and sustainable fishing zones as well as five island turtle conservation areas, where more than 12,000 baby turtles have been released over the past five years. More than 45,000 mangrove trees have been replanted to date, and the group oversees community nurseries that cultivate 20,000 seedlings.


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Budi Setiawan
Tel: +62 85 27 33 39 44 42
Languages: Bahasa, English


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