The National Workshop on Migrant Bird Conservation and Habitat in Indonesia held in Bogor – West Java, on November 27, 2018, where more than 30 peoples took part. They were representatives of the central government, local government, NGOs, researchers and birdwatchers. The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with the National Partnership on Conservation of Migratory Birds and Their Habitat, and with the support of the Asean Centre for Biodiversity and Japan-Asean Cooperation. The main objective of the workshop was to develop of National Action Plan.
During the opening of the workshop, Ms. Indra Exploitasia, the Director of Biodiversity Conservation of Ministry of Environment and Forestry pointed out the necessity for an inclusive dialogue to reach out the non-traditional stakeholders on the development of the national action plan, including private sectors and institutions related to the spatial plan. On introductary remarks, Ms. Dessy of the Ministry presented the National Partnership on the Management of Migratory Birds as an instrument to implement EAAFP Strategy and plan at national level. Yus Rusila Noor of Wetlands International presented Asian Waterbird Census as a citizen science approach to collect data and information on waterbirds at national level, served as national waterbirds monitoring platform. The Chair of Partnership, Ferry Hasudungan, further introduced the Flyway Network Sites, and how importance site for migratory waterbirds might access to be a member.
The Participants during group discussion managed to agree that the Action Plan seeks to address the following needs: develop Flyway Network Sites, improving awareness-raising and publication, building conservation capacity, short and long term research and monitoring, improving exchange of information, coordination of organization driven initiatives, partnerships with stakeholders, and develop flyway wide approaches to enhance the conservation status of migratory birds. It is envisaged that the action plan will be implemented in timely manner, to be reviewed end of next year.
Ragil Satriyo G.
CEPA Coordinator – National Partnership on Conservation of Migratory Birds and Their Habitat in Indonesia
Desy Satya Chandradewi
Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation of Ministry of Environment and Forestry