Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov 23, 2012 – (ACN Newswire) – The Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation (PHKA) of the Ministry of Forestry and the Korea National Park Service agreed to establish a partnership in increasing National Parkland managerial capacity, both in Indonesia and in Korea. The signing of this MoU on Partnership took place on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Manggala Wanabhakti Building, Jakarta.
The Indonesian Directorate General, PHKA and the Korea National Park Service have similar functions, authorities and responsibilities in managing resource conservation, particularly in National Parkland.
In Indonesia, the Directorate General manages 527 units designated as Conservation Area. National Parkland constitutes one of the Conservation Areas that currently has its own individual management unit; given such an advantage, the opportunity to become a barometer of conservation success in Indonesia is high, especially with the support of adequate availability of resources.
The Conservation Area is established and managed on the basis of three pillars – life-supporting systems, germ plasma preservation and sustainable utilization.
The partnership aims to accelerate an increase in the science-based National Parkland managerial capacity, which in turn is effectively managed through the approach of “sister parks” between Indonesia’s National Parks and those of Korea.
The initial phase locations agreed upon are Mt. Gede Pangrango National Park (Indonesia) and Jirisan National Park (Korea), which share similar mountain ecology and ecosystem features.
Both countries will add other locations that share similar aquatic ecosystem features, with several options, such as Takabonerate National Park, Bunaken National Park, Karimun Jawa National Park, Kepulauan Seribu National Park or Ujung Kulon National Park in Indonesia, which will be paired with Dodonghaesang National Park (Korea).
The partnership shall be in effect for three years and may be renewed or replicated to other locations based on a joint evaluation.
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Source: Indonesian Ministry of Forestry
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