25 Jun

Biodiversity Heroes: The Real Heroes in 21st Century

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Indonesia is a country that has abundant biodiversity and called as megabiodiversity country. Based on data of LIPI, Indonesian fauna diversity of the world varies of 2-85 per cent, and the wealth of flora in Indonesia against the world varies of 2-65 per cent. The existence of endemic species such as Bubalus depressicornis (Anoa) from Sulawesi and endemic plant such as Amorphophallus titanium (Bunga Bangkai) from Sumatra approved that Indonesia is a country that has a high number of biodiversity.

Biodiversity plays an important role supporting life of Indonesian people. It can be seen from the majority of the Indonesian people’s livelihoods which are engaged in agriculture, forestry, fishery, and tourism. With biodiversity, people can get income to fulfill their daily life.

In fact, with a great number of biodiversity, Indonesia is still drowning in poverty. It is happen because Indonesian people cannot take advantage of biodiversity wisely. They are more oriented to economic sectors and somehow neglect the aspect of conservation. The impact of their actions is a source of community income will be reduced and the balance of the ecosystem will be disrupted.

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21 Apr

Indonesia’s Biodiversity Through the Eyes of Mapala Silvagama

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On Wednesday 13th of April 2016, IFSA LC UGM did Media Visiting with Mapala Silvagama took place in Sekretariat Bersama Faculty of Forestry Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

Media Visiting is an activity organized by Media Commission of IFSA LC UGM. Media Visiting is one of IFSA LC UGM’s event series IDB 2016: Fight for Biodiversity, which is included a video competition hold by Language Commission and Talkshow hold by Forestry Education Commission.

This event held to celebrate International Day for Biological Biodiversity. Mapala Silvagama was chosen as the interviewee at this event because this organization had done many research about existence of biodiversity in Indonesia.

Media visiting IFSA LC UGM and Mapala Silvagama have the opportunity to exchange information about biodiversity especially in Indonesia. IFSA LC UGM members were asking some questions and answered enthusiastically by Mapala Silvagama who attended as interviewees in Media Visiting. The discussion was interesting, both of Silvagama and IFSA LC UGM were so excited. Well here is some important point from the discussion!

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