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Environmental orgs in Indo?

Discussion in 'Indonesia' started by billt4sf, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    All of us think that the environment in Indo is worth preserving, if only for our own self-interest in bering able to enjoy it above and below the water. it certainly is something special on this Earth.

    Not too many of us believe that the Indo government is a good caretaker of it.

    Are there any NGOs or environmental organizations in Indo that we have reason to believe are effective at pushing the government (national and / or local) to do the right thing? Or that are doing something useful themselves? Because I'm sure many of us would like to support such organizations.

    Of course there are the large NGOs like Greenpeace and the like, but I am particularly interested in any that may be local and who some of us may know to be effective?

    Thanks,

    Bill
     
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  2. Diver Rick

    Diver Rick Nassau Grouper

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  3. billt4sf

    billt4sf Loggerhead Turtle

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    Thanks, but I was wondering is anyone on the list (especially those who live in the country) have any specific experience to bring to bear.
     
  4. Indah

    Indah Barracuda

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    Our own Sawai Ecotourism Foundation tries to improve both Education and Conservation. At the moment we run four Kindergarten and one adult education center. The Kindergarten are completely free for the kids. In our schools we pay as much attention as we can to a life in peace with the environment. Our conservation efforts include the purchase of 900 hectares primary forest at Halmahera, a sea turtle protection project and several other activities. 95% of the funding is coming from our 3 resorts and donations from our guests. Further we do what we can to push, pull and lobby within the local administrations. Our biggest "headache" at the moment is how the get a better legal status for our forest. But, we are working on it. Big help would be to have somebody taking care of our website and other media. Nobody of us is capable to do that and we cannot effort paid assistance.
    At Rob Sinke you can get an impression of our activities.
     
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  5. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Mantap Pak Rob cinta Indonesia nya!
     
  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada Solo Diver Staff Member

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    Perhaps someone at Misool knows of something bigger than their own?
     
  7. Wisnu

    Wisnu Loggerhead Turtle

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    Indeed, an environment and wild life protection hero too, in 2010 he was nominated for kalptaru - the highest accolade for Indonesia's environmental heroes.
     
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  8. Bora_Horza

    Bora_Horza Barracuda

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  9. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Good to know that. Thanks for the link. I plan to lead a group of 14 divers to dive in Sangalaki, Kakaban & Maratua in August 2021. We have 1 day in Berau. We may visit Belambangan island if possible.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Orca

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    Turtle nesting protection & conservation in Belambangan Island, Indonesia.

     

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