WCS Indonesia Program

Indonesia is ranked as one of the two most important‘mega-diversity’ countries in the world. Despite covering only 1.3% of the Earth’s land surface, Indonesia contains a high proportion of the world’s species, including 17% of bird, 12% of mammal, 16% of reptile and amphibian,25% of fish, 33% of insects, and 10% of the flowering plant species. This along with a high diversity of cultures make it one of the richest and challenging countries in which to work. WCS recognizes the importance of Indonesia to global conservation, and is working to save its wildlife and wild lands.

The Wildlife Conservation Society – Indonesia Program(WCS-IP) began working in Indonesia in 1965 and established a formal country program in 1991. Using a “muddy boots” method to conservation, we identify critical conservation issues, find science based solutions to these problems, and achieve tangible, on-the-ground success that benefits wildlife and wild places.

Marine News

Kota Sabang Kembali Menerima Anugrah Terkait Pengelolaan Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil

Pada tanggal 17 Desember 2013, Kementerian Kelautan dan Perikanan (Kemen KP) untuk pertama kalinya menyelenggarakan penghargaan di bidang pengelolaan kawasan konservasi perairan. Penghargaan yang diberi nama E-KKP3K Award atau Efektivitas pengelolaan Kawasan Konservasi Perairan, Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil ini selanjutnya akan menjadi agenda 2 tahunan Kemen KP

How Karimunjawa National Park turned from a leaky ship to a model fishery
As recently as 2004, Karimunjawa National Park was considered as a ‘paper’ park with grim prospects for improvement. Almost 10 years later, Dr. Stuart Campbell revisits the changes that have turned this protected area off the coast of Java into a growing success story.
Driven to Protect: A family conflict bred from protecting a Sulawesi marine sanctuary
Just off from Bahoi village in North Sulawesi, locals are used to a familiar sight: a middle-aged man setting out using his small motorboat to maintain, clean and repair the marker buoys that delineate the boundary of the village’s 10-hectare sanctuary. But this commitment has not come without sacrifices.
From meatball to symbol of pride: Raising sharks awareness in schools and villages
The waters surrounding Aceh Province’s Weh Island, at the northernmost tip of the island of Sumatra, supports large shark and ray populations. There are no regulations on shark fisheries in these waters and awareness of the need to protect shark species from overfishing and possible local extinction is very low. So WCS turned to a movie to make the case for shark conservation.

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