Conservation Programs Development of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari  (2013-2015)

Conservation Programs Development of PT Pusaka Agro Lestari (2013-2015)

PT Pusaka Agro Lestari (PT PAL) is a palm oil plantation in Mimika region, Papua Province, which is started land clearing in mid-2012. Yasiwa started to cooperate with PT PAL at the end of 2012 to initiate survey and develop conservation plan. 

Development of conservation programs and department during period of August 2013-December 2015.    

The activities were mostly intended for on the job training for company’s staffs include:

  • Equipment procurement
  • Help to recruit Senior Assistant
  • Build cooperation with Cendrawasih University (UNCEN) Jayapura, for implementing biodiversity survey. Surveys have been carried out: fresh water fish, butterfly and battle surveys, and flora inventory permanent plot setting for long term monitoring.
  • Ground check and determine the boundary of river buffer and conservation area
  • Systematic and periodic inventory and monitoring of biodiversity using camera trap, mist net, and direct observation
  • Develop long term  database as a basis for prioritize conservation action
  • Setting up plots for long term monitoring of plants in cooperation with UNIPA
  • Awareness and conservation education for company’s employee
  • Print media development for wildlife protection
Fresh water fish survey in cooperation with Cendrawasih University, Jayapura, found endemic species of Mimika
Fresh water fish survey in cooperation with Cendrawasih University, Jayapura, found endemic species of Mimika

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