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October 18, 2008

SETULANG: THE PEOPLE, LIVE, FOREST

1 October 2007

“We are proud of Setulang forest. But we are also sad because people have to go far from the village to earn more income. We hope (you) can help us improve our economic live so that they don’t have to go abroad only for paying expenses for children school.” (Bisin, Setulang elder)

GEOGRAPHIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC SITUATIONS

Swary Utami Dewi)

Setulang Village (By: Swary Utami Dewi)

Setulang is located in the sub-district of South Malinau, the district of Malinau. From Jakarta, it takes up to 2 hours by plane to Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, then another 1 hour by plane from Balikpapan to Tarakan, a small island on the eastern part of East Kalimantan. Later, another mode of transport will be taken, by a speed boat, from Tarakan. The travel time is about 3 hours to cruise the river and seaside and finally reach the town of Malinau. From the town, we have to go to Pulau Sapi, a small kampong, for about 45 minutes on road. From the kampong, Setulang can be reached by ketinting (small boat with machine). It takes up to 45 minutes. Other means of transport, by vehicles, might be taken. However, it takes more time and sometimes if the road is covered by mud after rains, it will be hard to travel on it.

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PANGKANG LESTARI, MANGROVE REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT IN TELUK LOMBOK

The paper was prepared for the International Conference on Poverty Reduction and Forests, organized by RECOFTC, Bangkok, Thailand, 3-7 September 2007.

BIKAL)

Rehabilitation Efforts by the Community (By: BIKAL)

The writing below tells about efforts conducted by a mangrove farmer organization, Pangkang Lestari, in Teluk Lombok, a sub-village in Kutai national Park, East Kalimantan. Begun from a mangrove rehabilitation project, Pangkang Lestari has started promoting income generation, gender empowerment and shared-learning among communities in Kutai National Park. Although the journey to reach a better life is not always smooth, challenges are faced with learning and sharing spirits and by the help of local leaders and stakeholders.

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September 30, 2008

BUKAN EKONOMI SEMATA

Versi 26 November 2006

Tulisan ini dimuat sebagai salah satu artikel di buku Tunas Bersemi di Tepi Hutan (MFP dan Info Kalimantan, 2006), hal 17-34.

Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Menarik Rotan, Katingan Kalteng (Foto: Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Hutan Kalimantan, meski telah mengalami banyak kerusakan, tetap dipandang sebagai sumber kekayaan dunia yang sangat penting karena keanekaragaman hayati. Berbagai jenis hewan dan tumbuhan hidup dan berkembang biak di dalamnya. Fauna tertentu yang sudah tergolong langka, seperti orangutan, burung enggang dan bekantan, masih bisa dijumpai. Demikian pula floranya seperti anggrek hitam dan ulin.

Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Kayu Tebangan, Katingan Kalteng (Foto: Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

Namun, dalam beberapa dasawarsa terakhir, kekayaan hutan direduksi menjadi kayu belaka. Hasil hutan bukan kayu menjadi terpinggirkan. Para mitra Multistakeholder Forestry Program atau Program Kehutanan Multipihak di Kalimantan melakukan upaya pengembangan ekonomi masyarakat berbasis hasil hutan bukan kayu. Beberapa menunjukkan perkembangan, lainnya masih harus terus berjuang. Namun, ada hal penting yang dipelajari. Penguatan ekonomi masyarakat sekitar hutan melalui hasil hutan bukan kayu dijadikan pintu masuk isu-isu lainnya, seperti jender dan penguatan posisi tawar masyarakat. Inilah yang terjadi di Kalimantan.

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A Story of Teluk Lombok, Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan

By: Swary Utami Dewi

25 October 2006

Children of Teluk Lombok (by Yusuf of PENA INDONESIA

Children of Teluk Lombok (by Yusuf of PENA INDONESIA)

Teluk Lombok sub-village, part of Sangkima village is located on the coastal area of Kutai National Park, which covers 198,629 hectares of forestland in East Kalimantan. Like many other coastal communities, the community of Teluk Lombok sub-village had depended on mangrove forests and marine resources such as crabs, shrimp, and fish for their livelihoods. However, in the 1970s, things started to change. External parties came to cut down the mangrove forests. Some also introduced shrimp rearing ponds. Slowly, it depleted the village’s mangrove forests. In 1980-an, the Teluk Lombok community started to harvest the fruits of depleted mangrove forests. Due to abrasion on the coast, the community had to move houses to inland. The subsequent reduction in crabs and fish that lived in the roots of the mangrove trees had also a devastating impact on the community’s welfare. (more…)

MENAPAK SUKSES BERSAMA BAKAU

Versi 15 September 2005

“Kita tidak boleh putus asa meski penghasilan melaut tidak lagi mencukupi. Anak-anak tetap harus sekolah.” (Amriani, ibu empat anak, tinggal di Teluk Lombok)

Semangat untuk meraih sukses bisa timbul dari mana saja, termasuk dari kerusakan alam. Inilah yang ditunjukkan masyarakat Dusun Teluk Lombok Taman Nasional Kutai, Kalimantan Timur. Pesisir desa dengan hutan bakau yang rusak tidak membuat semangat mereka surut untuk merintis kesuksesan. Bergandengan tangan dengan sebuah lembaga swadaya masyarakat bernama Bikal, dimulailah tapak perjalanan masyarakat, laki-laki dan perempuan, menuju hidup yang lebih baik bersama bakau.

BIKAL)

Abrasi di Teluk Lombok (Foto: BIKAL)

Bakau dan Teluk Lombok

Teluk Lombok dan satu dusun lainnya berada dalam naungan desa Sangkima, tidak jauh dari pesisir Taman Nasional Kutai. Sangkima sendiri tercatat sebagai desa tertua di wilayah taman nasional yang memiliki luas 198.629 hektar ini. Hutan mangrove yang melindungi pantai dari erosi, hantaman gelombang dan terpaan badai, terbentang di sepanjang timur taman nasional itu. Hutan bakau di Taman Nasional Kutai merupakan bagian dari kekayaan hutan bakau Kalimantan Timur yang luasnya hanya kalah dari hutan serupa di Papua dan Sumatera Selatan.

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PEREMPUAN DAN KRUPUK KEPITING

8 September 2005

Desa Sangkima berada di pesisir Taman Nasional Kutai. TNK sendiri memiliki luas 198.629 ha, berada di wilayah Kab. Kutai Timur, Kutai Kertanegara dan Kota Bontang. Seperti halnya dengan masyarakat di daerah pantai lainnya, masyarakat Sangkima sangat menggantungkan kehidupannya pada hutan bakau dan hasil laut yang ada di situ. Menangkap kepiting, selain udang dan ikan, menjadi sumber mata pencaharian masyarakat Sangkima.

Kelompok Tani Pangkang Lestari

Kelompok Tani Pangkang Lestari (Foto: Yusuf PENA INDONESIA)

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