Orangufriends

ACARA ORANGUFRIENDS BANDUNG, KEREN!!!

Tahun 2019 adalah tahunnya Orangufriends Bandung berkolaborasi dengan organisasi lain yang sepemahaman. Tergabung dalam Riung Raung dengan tema “The eARTh Conservation” dengan acara diskusi dan screening yang diisi oleh Made Wedana, Pepep DW, Dadang Sudardja serta Nandya Andriani, sementara acara seni dan pameran diisi Selepas Hujan, Dede Pras, Rendy Jean Satria, Rizal, R. Lutfi Wiguna, Galih Mahara, Saut Prayuda, Arnis Muhammad, Fyan Fendi, Sworks (collaboration with) Sr Iboe Inggit Garnasih. 

Awal bulan tepatnya 2 Februari, bertempat di Mr. Guan Coffee & Books di Jl. Tampomas No. 22, Malabar, Lengkong, kota Bandung. Malam Minggu ngak perlu bingung mau kemana, acara gratis dari pukul 15.00-22.00 WIB ini mengajak kamu membawa botol minum mu sendiri untuk mengurangi plastik yang sudah menjadi masalah besar kita. O iya… ada para alumninya COP School loh… para agen perubahan dunia konservasi.

SANG-SANG FOR INDONESIA WILD ANIMALS

Working in the world of conservation in Indonesia is working in a small world. In fact, Indonesia’s conservation is very broad. However, those who really dive in it can be counted. The world of conservation is a world that requires physical and mental endurance.

His name is Pak Sang-sang. He is the most senior animal keeper at the Yogyakarta Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC). He worked since 2003 at this animal rescue center. Today I had a chance to meet and take a picture with him during the release of the crescent serpent-eagle and the crested goshawk in the WRC area. His eyes glistened as the rope of the habituation cage opened and the eagle flew free. Maybe he is not famous and does not have a big name, but I am the one who is most certain of his great dedication in the efforts to conserve wildlife. Far from the frenzy, he remains humble and remains on track to help animals. Stay healthy and strong Sir in taking care of your other “children”.

Come on, young Indonesians, be like Pak Sang-Sang. Let’s start from being Orangufriends, an orangutan support group. (NIK)

SANG-SANG UNTUK SATWA LIAR INDONESIA
Bekerja di dunia konservasi Indonesia adalah bekerja di dunia yang sempit. Padahal, konservasi Indonesia itu sangat luas. Namun, mereka yang benar-benar terjun di dalamnya bisa dihitung dengan jari. Dunia konservasi adalah dunia yang membutuhkan ketahanan fisik maupun mental.

Namanya pak Sang-sang, dia merupakan animal keeper yang paling senior di Wildlife Rescue Center (WRC) Yogyakarta. Beliau bekerja sejak tahun 2003 di pusat penyelamatan satwa ini. Hari ini saya sempat ketemu dan foto dengan beliau saat pelepasan satwa elang ular bido dan alap-alap jambul di area WRC. Matanya berkaca-kaca saat tali pintu kandang habituasi dibuka dan elang terbang lepas bebas. Mungkin dia tidak tenar dan tidak punya nama besar, tapi saya orang yang paling yakin dedikasi dia sangat besar dalam upaya konservesi satwa liar. Jauh dari hingar-bingar, dia tetap rendah hati dan tetap masih di jalur pilihannya membantu satwa. Sehat selalu pak, tetap gagah bertugas merawat ‘anak-anakmu’ yang lainnya.

Yuk anak muda Indonesia, jangan mau kalah dengan pak Sang-sang. Mari memulainya dari menjadi Orangufriends, kelompok pendukung orangutan. (NIK)

EARLY YEAR SCHOOL VISIT AT CIKAL AMRI SETU SCHOOL

An invitation to request a speaker for the Environment and Development class at Cikal school – AMRI Setu, East Jakarta started COP’s school visit in 2019. Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Amadhea W. Kaslan along with one of Orangufriend Jakarta members who is also an alumni of COP Batch 8, Zara Zein, began sharing how to protect orangutans by the Center for Orangutan Protection, the only orangutan organization established by Indonesian youths.

Twelve students from grades 6,7,8 and 9 took part in the program with the topic of Wildlife and Its Contribution to Sustainable Environment. The school visit this time became very much alive because the student were active. Quizzes about orangutans and other wildlife also colored the class for almost two hours.

COP, with the assistance of Orangufriends (an orangutan support group), sees education as having an important role in the protection of orangutans. “Later, those students will replace us, continue to protect orangutans,” Amadhea said excitedly. For those who want their school to be visited by COP and want to know more about orangutans, contact email info@orangutanprotection.com (EBO)

SCHOOL VISIT AWAL TAHUN DI SEKOLAH CIKAL-AMRI SETU
Undangan permohonan menjadi pembicara untuk kelas Environment and Development di sekolah Cikal – AMRI Setu, Jakarta Timur mengawali kunjungan ke sekolah COP tahun 2019. Selasa, 8 Januari 2019, Amadhea W. Kaslan bersama satu orangufriends Jakarta yang juga merupakan alumni COP School Batch 8 yaitu Zara Zein mulai berbagi bagaimana perlindungan orangutan yang dilakukan Centre for Orangutan Protection, satu-satunya organisasi orangutan yang didirikan oleh putra-putri Indonesia.

Dua belas siswa dari kelas 6,7,8 dan 9 yang mengikuti program mendapatkan topik Wildlife and Its Contribution to Sustainable Environment. Kunjungan ke sekolah kali ini menjadi berbeda dengan begitu aktifnya para siswa. Kuis-kuis tentang orangutan dan satwa liar lainnya mewarnai kelas selama hampir dua jam.

COP dengan bantuan Orangufriends (kelompok pendukung orangutan) memandang edukasi memiliki peran penting dalam perlindungan orangutan. “Kelak, mereka yang akan menggantikan kita, melanjutkan perlindungan orangutan.”, ujar Amadhea dengan bersemangat. Untuk kamu yang ingin sekolahnya dikunjungi COP dan ingin lebih tahu tentang orangutan, hubungi email info@orangutanprotection.com Yuk jadikan Orangutan kebanggaan Indonesia.

WELCOME TO COP SCHOOL BATCH 9

Since Tuesday afternoon, one by one the Batch 9 COP School participants arrived. New faces, looked hesitant at first, reached out to get acquainted. They are agents of change for the next conservation world.

Of course their presence in the APE Warrior camp went through some struggle. They ventured to register, reached into their pockets to pay the registration fee, took the time to work on assignments at the selection stage and the costs to arrive in Yogyakarta was not small . Of the nearly 170 who were interested, it shrank to 49 people and ended up with 29 people who had the opportunity to take part in the COP School on 9-14 January 2019. “Actually there were 31 who passed the selection stage, but three of them had to resign due to urgent needs. If you want to join next year, you have to register and went through the selection process again”, Said Ramadhani, head of the COP School.

“This is not over, if you have participated in the Batch 9 COP School then what next? Please apply what you have learned in the next five days. At the end of 2019, at the Jambore Orangufriends, it’s graduation time with what you have applied after finishing Yogya sessions,” added Ramadhani again. Then … let’s be companions for the Batch 10 COP School participants. This is what we call the regeneration of Indonesia’s change agents. #IndonesiaBisa (EBO)

SELAMAT DATANG DI COP SCHOOL BATCH 9
Sejak Selasa sore, satu persatu peserta COP School Batch 9 berdatangan. Wajah-wajah baru dengan tingkah yang ragu-ragu mengulurkan tangan untuk berkenalan. Mereka adalah agen perubahan untuk dunia konservasi selanjutnya.

Tentu saja kehadiran mereka di camp APE Warrior penuh perjuangan. Mereka memberanikan diri mendaftar, merogoh kantungnya untuk membayar biaya pendaftaran, meluangkan waktu mengerjakan tugas di tahap seleksi dan biaya yang tidak sedikit untuk sampai di Yogyakarta. Dari hampir 170 yang tertarik, menyusut menjadi 49 orang dan berakhir dengan 29 orang yang berkesempatan mengikuti COP School pada 9-14 Januari 2019. “Sebenernya ada 31 yang lulus seleksi, namun terpaksa mengundurkan diri karena ada keperluan mendesak. Jika mau ikut tahun depan, ya harus daftar dan seleksi lagi.”, ujar Ramadhani, kepala sekolah COP School tiga tahun terakhir ini.

“Ini belum berakhir, jika kamu sudah ikut COP School Batch 9 lalu bagaimana? Silahkan terapkan apa yang kamu peroleh selama lima hari kedepan. Akhir tahun 2019, di Jambore Orangufriends saatnya wisuda dengan apa yang telah kamu lakukan usai dari Yogya.”, tambah Ramadhani lagi. Kemudian… yuk jadi pendamping untuk peserta COP School Batch 10. Ini yang kami sebut regenerasi agen perubahan Indonesia. #IndonesiaBisa

WRITING COMPETITION ON ORANGUTAN HAS BEEN CLOSED

Two days before the closing of the Orangutan Short Story Writing Competition, Center for Orangutan Protection’s BNI account 1377888997 was flooded with donations of Rp. 25,003.00 as proof of participation in the competition. Ten best works are planned to be printed into books. This competition was an Indie Book Corner collaboration with the Center for Orangutan Protection.

Finally on the due date, Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 23:00 WIB the committee received 128 short stories. The committee were amazed by the ideas and storyline of each incoming short story with the theme of A Good Life for Orangutans. Starting from stories about orangutans who lost their habitat to orangutan stories in the decades ahead.

For one month, the committee will select the short stories. The initial stage 50 works are selected, then ten best works are determined. Of the ten works, three winners were chosen. “Thank you for participating. There are many ways to take part in protecting orangutans. This donation is for orangutans.”, Septian said. The winner’s announcement will be published at the opening of The 3rd Art For Orangutan on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at the Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta. (EBO)

LOMBA MENULIS CERPEN ORANGUTAN DITUTUP
Dua hari menjelang penutupan Lomba Menulis Cerpen Orangutan, rekening BNI 1377888997 atas nama Centre for Orangutan Protection dibanjirin donasi Rp 25.003,00 sebagai bukti keikutsertaan peserta dalam lomba. Sepuluh karya terbaik rencananya akan dibukukan. Lomba ini merupakan kolaborasi Indie Book Corner dengan Centre for Orangutan Protection.

Hingga akhirnya pada hari Minggu, 6 Januari 2019 pukul 23.00 WIB panitia menerima 128 cerpen. Cerpen-cerpen yang masuk dengan tema A Good Life for Orangutan membuat panitia kagum dengan ide dan jalan cerita setiap cerpen. Mulai dari cerita mengenai orangutan yang kehilangan habitatnya sampai cerita orangutan di puluhan tahun ke depan.

Selama satu bulan, panitia akan menyeleksi cerpen-cerpen tersebut. Tahap awal ada 50 karya yang masuk yang selanjutnya akan ditentukan sepuluh karya terbaik. Dari sepuluh karya tersebut lah penentuan tiga pemenang. “Terimakasih atas keikutsertaannya. Banyak cara untuk ambil bagian dalam perlindungan orangutan. Donasi ini untuk orangutan.”, ujar Septian. Pengumuman pemenang akan dipublikasikan pada pembukaan Art For Orangutan 3 pada Kamis, 14 Pebruari 2019 di Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta.

LET’S ENJOY COFFEE IN THE MIDDLE OF FORESTS

Who said “coffee break” only applies at a formal meeting? It also happens in the forest. We pause our activity after monitoring orangutans, or after hours of walking to track orangutans. Then we take “coffee break”. We stop for a moment, relieving fatigue and thirst. Even without sweet cakes to balance the bitter of the coffee, “coffee break” remains the sweetest activity for all rangers.

“Break!” Don’t be surprised you heard this sound in the forest. On the riverside, one thermos of black coffee is shared with separate sugars. Each ranger has a different taste of sweetness. After the coffee and sugar entering the glass, just remember that the spoon is left in the camp. So, how could we stir the coffee without a spoon? The rangers use wood branches to stir and add flavor.

Spending time with small talk and jokes, the “coffee break” was always followed by laughter. In fact, with a glass of black coffee and a little chat, the fatigue we felt was gone. Being a ranger takes a lot of physical energy because you have to walk in the forest with difficult terrain. “Let’s go”, said one of the ranger to end the “coffee break”. We continue to patrol with a new passion. (IND)

NIKMATNYA NGOPI DI TENGAH HUTAN
Siapa bilang istilah “coffee break” hanya berlaku di sebuah acara pertemuan formal. Istilah tersebut juga berlaku di hutan. Benar-benar di tengah hutan. Sesaat saja, berhenti sejenak dari monitoring orangutan, atau setelah berjam-jam berjalan menelusuri jejak orangutan. Maka “coffee break” pun berlaku. Sambil melepas penat dan dahaga walau tanpa kue manis lawan pahitnya kopi, tapi “coffee break” tetap menjadi bagian termanis bagi para ranger.

“Break”! Jangan sampai kaget jika di sunyinya hutan terdengar kata ini. Seperti biasa, di pinggiran anak sungai, satu termos kopi hitam dibagi rata, dengan gula yang terpisah. Tiap ranger punya rasa yang berbeda. Setelah gula masuk ke dalam segelas kopi, baru ingat kalau sendok tidak terbawa. Karena sendok tak jadi ngopi? Masih ada ranting kayu untuk mengaduk, ini akan menambah citarasa.

Diselipi dengan obrolan ringan dan candaan, “coffee break” pun selalu diikuti gelak tawa para ranger. Nyatanya, dengan segelas kopi hitam dan sedikit obrolan, penat yang dirasakan ranger pun menyusut. Wajar saja, menjadi ranger banyak menguras tenaga fisik karena harus berjalan di hutan dengan medan yang tidak mudah. “Lanjut”, sahut salah seorang ranger untuk mengakhiri “coffee break”. Patroli lagi dengan semangat terbaru. (REZ)

RESCUING BANTEN TSUNAMI ANIMALS

The tsunami disaster hit the coasts in the Sunda Strait on the night of December 22, 2018. Temporary data (26/12) recorded 430 people died, 1,495 people injured, 159 people missing and 21,991 people displaced. Among humanitarian assistance, the rescue team found several turtles trapped and took the time to help these animals. The Animals Warrior team is currently sweeping beaches and ruins to help victims of animals.

The Animals Warrior Team is a joint team of Animals Indonesia and the Center for Orangutan Protection that always involved in areas affected by disasters such as the Palu earthquake-tsunami, mount Agung Bali, mount Sinabung North Sumatra, mount Kelud Malang-Kediri, mount Merapi Yogya, Aceh earthquake, and others. This team saved, evacuated, cared for and even brought animals back to their owners. The team also takes care of dead animals.

Thursday, December 27, 2018, PVMBG raised the status of Anak Krakatau mountain from Alert level II to Alert level III. The team worked quickly to reach a wider range while increasing awareness of disasters that might occur. Animal lovers please help this team to work well and help as many animals as possible.
To help stranded and abandoned animals https://kitabisa.com/satwatsunamibanten (EBO)

TOLONG SATWA TSUNAMI BANTEN
Bencana tsunami menerjang pantai di Selat Sunda pada 22 Desember 2018 malam. Data sementara (26/12) tercatat 430 orang meninggal dunia, 1.495 orang luka-luka, 159 orang hilang dan 21.991 orang mengungsi. Diantara bantuan kemanusian, tim rescue menemukan beberapa penyu yang terjebak dan menyempatkan untuk menolong satwa-satwa ini. Tim Animals Warrior saat ini menyisir pantai dan reruntuhan untuk membantu korban satwa.

Tim Animals Warrior adalah tim gabungan dari Animals Indonesia dan Centre for Orangutan Protection yang selalu turun di kawasan terdampak bencana seperti gempa-tsunami Palu, gunung Agung Bali, g. Sinabung Sumatera Utara, g. Kelud Malang-Kediri, g. Merapi Yogya, gempa Aceh, dan lain-lain. Tim ini menyelamatkan, mengevakuasi, merawat bahkan mempertemukan kembali satwa ke pemiliknya. Tim juga mengurus satwa yang tewas.

Kamis, 27 Desember 2018, PVMBG menaikkan status gunung Anak Krakatau dari Waspada (level II) menjadi Siaga (level III). Tim bekerja cepat untuk bisa mencapai jangkauan yang lebih luas sambil meningkatkan kewaspadaan dengan bencana yang mungkin saja terjadi. Mohon bantuan anda para pecinta binatang untuk tim ini bekerja dengan baik dan menolong sebanyak mungkin satwa.

Tolong satwa terdampar dan terlantar https://kitabisa.com/satwatsunamibanten

APE GUARDIAN FELL ASLEEP DURING PATROL

Patrolling on foot by combing the Lesan River Protected Forest (HLSL) track armed with enthusiasm and togetherness to protect the forest. At 4 am local time, the APE Guardian team, the rangers were up and ready. Relying on both feet, walking in the forest by making a GPS sign when seeing an orangutan nest, orangutan and other wildlife feed or their remains. Those findings are never been missed recorded in the team’s small notes during the patrol.

Each ranger travels 10 kilometers, even more with lane conditions that are not all flat. Rangers have to climb two or three hills and occasionally bonus flat track, then rocks and creeks are waiting ahead. Trees that are dense with hanging thorns and even itchy leaves that if touched by the skin will cause extraordinary itching makes the rangers to be extra cautious. Plus the cute and wet leeches that are ready to go along while sucking blood between the toes. If you like challenges … of course the journey to become a ranger will be your unforgettable experience!

Fatigue, combined with the peace of the forest after having lunch is very difficult to avoid for someone to nap. Take a little time to close your eyes for a moment even only lying down on dry leaves and river rocks. Of course, still ready to be awake with the camera ready to capture important moments, even when the rangers are asleep. (EBO)

APE GUARDIAN TERLEPAP SAAT PATROLI
Patroli dengan berjalan menyisir jalur Hutan Lindung Sungai Lesan (HLSL) berbekal semangat dan kebersamaan untuk menjaga hutan. Tim APE Guardian pukul 04.00 WITA, para ranger sudah bangun dan bersiap. Mengandalkan kedua kaki, berjalan di hutan dengan membuat tanda di GPS ketika bertemu sarang orangutan, pakan atau bekas pakan orangutan maupun satwa liar lainnya dengan sedikit catatan kecil tak luput dari perhatian ranger selama patroli.

Setiap ranger menempuh perjalanan 10 kilometer, bahkan lebih dengan keadaan jalur yang tak semuanya mendatar. Ranger harus mendaki dua atau tiga bukit dan sesekali bonus jalan mendatar setelah itu jalur batu-batuan dan anak sungai sudah menanti. Pohon-pohon yang rapat dengan duri-duri yang menggelantung bahkan daun yang jika tersentuh kulit menyebabkan gatal yang luar biasa harus menjadi kewaspadaan tersendiri bagi para ranger yang ikut patroli. Ditambah si imut nan basah yang siap ikut berjalan bersama sembari menghisap darah di sela-sela jari kaki. Jika kamu suka tantangan… tentu perjalanan menjadi ranger akan menjadi pengalamanmu yang tak terlupakan!

Kelelahan didukung damainya hutan sulit sekali untuk menghindari tidur siang usai makan siang. Mencuri sedikit waktu untuk memejamkan mata sejenak walau hanya beralaskan daun kering dan batu-batuan sungai. Tentu saja, tetap ada yang terjaga dengan kamera siap mengabadikan momen yang ada, tak terkecuali saat ranger terlelap. (Ipeh_Orangufriends)

HELP ORANGUTANS THROUGH ART FOR ORANGUTAN

Art is an universal languages that can be accepted by many. it will become a medium to deliver current issues on what happened to orangutans. The artists, with their creativities, will show the themes of orangutan thru their arts. All the spirit is summarized by Art for Orangutan (AFO) in the form of an art exhibition that has been visited by many people.

There were 122 art works with around 1500 visitors when the 2nd AFO was held in 2016. The exhibition that was held for 4 days had it own attraction for people to visit, see, respond, and understand the condition of our current orangutans. The support for orangutans was flowing in every way.

Another energy from AFO is the collective works of Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) supporters who are members of Orangufriends with several art communities such as Gigi Nyala, IAM Project, etc. All agreed that AFO is an art activity that is not to be affiliated with the interested parties of orangutans, especially for event supporters or sponsorship.

The fundraising is expected to cover the cost of gallery and musical instruments rental, catalogue printing and transportation for performers/panelists. Your support is the key success of #artfororangutan3 that will be held on Feb 14-17, 2019 in Yogyakarta. More people to support, more people to care about orangutans! Find us by click https://kitabisa.com/bantuafo

BANTU ORANGUTAN LEWAT ART FOR ORANGUTAN
Seni adalah bahasa universal yang bisa diterima oleh orang banyak, akan menjadi jembatan untuk menyampaikan isu terkini pada apa yang terjadi dengan orangutan. Para seniman dengan kreatifitas tersendiri akan menyampaikan tema-tema orangutan melalui karyanya. Semangat itu yang dirangkum oleh Art for Orangutan (AFO) menjadi sebuah pameran seni yang banyak dikunjungi oleh orang.

Ada 122 karya seni dengan jumlah pengunjung sekitar 1500 orang saat AFO kedua di tahun 2016 yang lalu. Pameran yang berlangsung selama 4 hari ini menjadi magnet tersendiri untuk orang-orang datang, melihat, merespon dan mengerti hingga memahami kondisi orangutan terkini. Dukungan untuk orangutan pun mengalir dengan deras dengan caranya masing-masing.

Semangat lain dari AFO adalah kerja kolektif anggota pendukung Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) yang tergabung dalam Orangufriends dengan beberapa komunitas seni seperti Gigi Nyala, IAM Project dll. Semua sepakat bahwa AFO adalah kegiatan seni yang mencoba untuk tidak berkonflik kepentingan bagi orangutan, terutama dengan para pendukung acara atau sponsorship.

Penggalangan dana ini diharapkan bisa menutupi pengeluaran biaya seperti sewa galeri, alat musik, cetak katalog dan transportasi pengisi acara. Dukungan teman-teman adalah kunci sukses #artfororangutan3 yang akan dilaksanakan 14-17 Pebruari 2019 di Yogyakarta, sehingga semakin banyak yang peduli dengan orangutan. Kamu bisa bantu lewat https://kitabisa.com/bantuafo

COP SCHOOL ALUMNI BECOME ORANGUTAN MONITORING TEAM MEMBER

The annual school organized by the Center for Orangutan Protection spawns new seedlings of conservationists. They are Reza Dwi Kurniawan, COP School Batch 5, Lafizatun Azizah COP School Batch 6, drh. Flora and Pasianus Idam, COP School Batch 7, Widi Nursanti, COP School Batch 8. They all work together and live away from cellular signal and bustle of the city. The Lesan River Protected Forest (HLSL) is now their temporary place of residence to assist the monitoring process of released orangutan carried out by the East Kalimantan BKSDA assisted by the COP.

It is a very proud thing when COP alumni gathered and worked together to help save orangutans and remaining forests in East Kalimantan. “The regeneration works when new young individuals grow and develop in the activities of saving Indonesia’s biodiversity.”, said Daniek Hendarto, the head of the previous COP School.

Their activities are quite busy at HLSL, with the rangers they work from morning to dusk exploring the forest, watching the orangutans. At night, their work is not over yet. Ipeh, Lafizatun Azizah’s nickname, and Widi ensure that the recap data on monitoring and documentation is well documented and fully recorded in their records. Paianus Idam made sure map data from GPS was recorded perfectly. While Vet Flora evaluated the possibility of medical action if needed for orangutans. No matter how tiring the day is, reporting still needs to be done. Accompanied by hot coffee and tea they chatter about how their days went. From leeches sucking their blood to falling into wild boar mud puddles are among the entertaining topics before they lie down, and sleep.

“I am a person who always believe that when you plant good things, they will reap good seeds too. Like at the School COP, we plant a strong sense of mutual cooperation as a family and work with the heart. Because everything that starts from heart results in happiness and will produce good things including in this monitoring activity,” said Daniek Hendarto. Someday, COP will see them grow from a small school in the city of Yogyakarta, it’s called COP School. (EBO)

COP SCHOOL ALUMNI BECOME ORANGUTAN MONITORING TEAM MEMBER
The annual school organized by the Center for Orangutan Protection spawns new seedlings of conservationists. They are Reza Dwi Kurniawan, COP School Batch 5, Lafizatun Azizah COP School Batch 6, drh. Flora and Pasianus Idam, COP School Batch 7, Widi Nursanti, COP School Batch 8. They all work together and live away from cellular signal and bustle of the city. The Lesan River Protected Forest (HLSL) is now their temporary place of residence to assist the monitoring process of released orangutan carried out by the East Kalimantan BKSDA assisted by the COP.

It is a very proud thing when COP alumni gathered and worked together to help save orangutans and remaining forests in East Kalimantan. “The regeneration works when new young individuals grow and develop in the activities of saving Indonesia’s biodiversity.”, said Daniek Hendarto, the head of the previous COP School.

Their activities are quite busy at HLSL, with the rangers they work from morning to dusk exploring the forest, watching the orangutans. At night, their work is not over yet. Ipeh, Lafizatun Azizah’s nickname, and Widi ensure that the recap data on monitoring and documentation is well documented and fully recorded in their records. Paianus Idam made sure map data from GPS was recorded perfectly. While Vet Flora evaluated the possibility of medical action if needed for orangutans. No matter how tiring the day is, reporting still needs to be done. Accompanied by hot coffee and tea they chatter about how their days went. From leeches sucking their blood to falling into wild boar mud puddles are among the entertaining topics before they lie down, and sleep.

“I am a person who always believe that when you plant good things, they will reap good seeds too. Like at the School COP, we plant a strong sense of mutual cooperation as a family and work with the heart. Because everything that starts from heart results in happiness and will produce good things including in this monitoring activity,” said Daniek Hendarto. Someday, COP will see them grow from a small school in the city of Yogyakarta, it’s called COP School. (EBO)

ALUMNI COP SCHOOL MENJADI TIM MONITORING ORANGUTAN
Sekolah tahunan yang diselenggarakan oleh Centre for Orangutan Protection menelurkan bibit penggiat konservasi baru. Ada Reza Dwi Kurniawan alumni COP School Batch 5, Lafizatun Azizah alumni COP School Batch 6, drh. Felisitas Flora dan Pasianus Idam yang merupakan alumni COP School Batch 7 serta Widi Nursanti alumni COP School Batch 8. Mereka berempat bahu membahu dan tinggal jauh dari sinyal dan hiruk pikuk kota. Hutan Lindung Sungai Lesan (HLSL) saat ini menjadi tempat tinggal mereka sementara waktu untuk membantu proses monitoring pelepasliaran orangutan yang dilakukan oleh BKSDA Kalimantan Timur dibantu oleh COP.

Ini adalah hal yang sangat membanggakan ketika para alumni sekolahan COP berkumpul dan bekerja bersama untuk membantu menyelamatkan orangutan dan hutan tersisa di Kalimantan Timur. Ini sebuah regenerasi yang berhasil ketika individu muda baru tumbuh dan berkembang dalam aktivitas penyelamatan keanekaragaman hayati Indonesia.”, ujar Daniek Hendarto, kepala sekolah COP School terdahulu.

Kegiatan mereka di HLSL cukup padat, bersama para ranger mereka bekerja dari pagi hingga malam menjelang untuk menjelajahi hutan, mengawasi orangutan. Di malam hari, pekerjaan mereka belum usai, Ipeh panggilan akrab Lafizatun Azizah bersama Widi memastikan data rekap monitoring dan dokumentasi terarsip baik dan terekap dengan lengkap dalam catatan mereka. Paianus Idam memastikan data peta dari GPS tercatat dengan sempurna. Sementara drh. Flora mengevaluasi kemungkinan tindakan medis jika diperlukan orangutan. Secapek apapun mereka, pelaporan tetap dilakukan. Ditemani kopi dan teh panas dengan obrolan bagaimana pacet menghisap darah hingga jatuh terperosok di kubangan lumpur babi hutan menjadi bumbu segar sebelum mereka merebahkan diri, tidur. (NIK)

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