Malinau Kalimantan |
Gunung Lumut - Kalimantan | Papua | Sumatra
approach to biodiversity surveys appealed to staff in the West Papua office of
Conservation International (http://www.conservation.or.id ) and CI
requested CIFOR's help in its implementation in the Mamberamo area. CI-Papua is
developing a program in this huge and highly biodiverse area to strengthen
conservation and environmental management. It must cooperate with local
communities to ensure their participation in decision-making processes and their
support for the creation of a Mamberamo Conservation Corridor, which could link
currently established protected areas through strategically placed "indigenous
Location of the two case study villages in
Mamberamo. The inset map shows West Papua
Women group scoring the importance of different landscape units
CIFOR, the cooperation with CI was a welcome chance to see the MLA
approach applied in a 'real life' conservation planning context. A three-phase
training programme was launched in May 2004 to build the capacity
of about 20 participants from CI itself, Papuan Universities and government
offices. The first step was a training in principles, background and methods of
the MLA approach. Practical field training in Mamberamo was carried out in July
2004; trainees carried out a full survey in Kwerba and Papasena I. A third
phase, in September 2004, brought trainees to Bogor to familiarize themselves
with analysis of field data and writing results.
field survey, the local communities expressed enthusiasm for a continued
relationship with CI, supporting conservation activities that concur with
their hopes for sustainability of the forest.
About this project
(from CIFOR newsletter 2004)
D., van Heist, M., Boissiere, M., Liswanti, N., Basuki, I., Wan, M., 2004.
capacity for multidisciplinary landscape assessment in Papua: three phases of
training and pilot assessment in the Mamberamo Basin. A report of MLA
Papua activities to USAID (major donor).
Boissière, M.; Van Heist, M.; Sheil, D.; Basuki, I.; Frazier, S.; Ginting, U.;
Wan, M.; Hariadi, B.; Hariyadi, H.; Kristianto, H. D; Bemei, J.; Haruway, R.;
Marien, E. R. Ch.; Koibur, D. P. H.; Watopa, Y.; Rachman, I. and Liswanti, N.,
2005. Pentingnya Sumberdaya Alam bagi Masyarakat Lokal di Daerah Aliran Sungai
Mamberamo, Papua, dan Implikasinya bagi Konservasi. In: Journal of
Tropical Ethnobiology Vol I (2) : 76 - 95.
Liswanti, N., Boissière, M., 2006.
Pelatihan MLA (Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment) untuk mendukung program
konservasi di Mamberamo, Papua Barat. Jurnal Tropika Indonesia (Januari