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Project/activity ID PD617/11 Rev.4 (F)
Title PROMOTING BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION IN BETUNG KERIHUN NATIONAL PARK (BKNP) AS THE TRANS-BOUNDARY ECOSYSTEM BETWEEN INDONESIA AND STATE OF SARAWAK MALAYSIA (PHASE III)
Status COMPLETED
Executing agency
BKNP - BETUNG KERIHUN NATIONAL, DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF FOREST PROTECTION AND NATURE CONSERVATION (PHKA), MINISTRY OF FORESTRY (MOF)
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
Budget
ITTO: $941.559,00
JAPAN (MoFA) $84.661,00
JAPAN (MoFA) $350.000,00
SWITZERLAND $503.486,00
USA $3.412,00
National counterpart: $272.920,00
Project total budget: $1.214.479,00
Summary
The project was a follow-up to the ITTO Project 26/93 originally titled “Development of Bentuang Karimun Nature Reserve as a National Park, Phase I”, to be implemented by WWF Indonesia and The Directorate General of Nature Protection and Conservation. Phase I was from 1995 to 1999, and was continued with improvements during Phase 2, titled “Implementation of a Community-Based Transboundary Management Plan for the Betung Kerihun National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia”. Although some progress had been made through the previous project, the BKNP management as a Trans Boundary Conservation Area (TBCA) is still facing several challenges. There is a growing recognition that effective strategies to conserve biodiversity must emphasize trans-boundary cooperation between the countries in relation to shared ecosystems and other conservation concerns because (1) transboundary collaboration with Malaysia has been successfully engaged but should be strengthened, (2) absence of Annual Work Plan for Transboundary Conservation Area (3) Sustainable economic activities for local communities in transboundary area has not been developed.

The aim of the project is to strengthen a process of sustainable conservation management of Betung Kerihun National Park (BKNP) as the Transboundary ecosystem between Indonesia and Malaysia (Sarawak). The proposed strategies and activities outlined in this proposal are in line with the Transboundary Conservation Areas (TBCA) Cooperation with Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS) and Batang Ai National Park (BANP) in Sarawak sites. The expected outputs of the project are: (1) Cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia for the conservation of Trans boundary ecosystem BKNP and BANP/LEWS is sustained; (2) Operational/ Work plan on biodiversity conservation of transboundary ecosystem is formulated; (3) Sustainable livelihood of the local communities within and surrounding BKNP improved. They will be achived by among others; formulating Joint Task Force, identifying Partnership/cooperation for biodiversity conservation management of protected area, conducting survey, studies, information exchange, in order to improve management effectiveness of the Park, series of training/ on job training biodiversity conservatio, assesment/study on biodiversity conservation in border area, series of discussion and public consultation on formulating Workplan and awareness campaign of conservation issue for local people in border area.
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