With over 170 employees throughout Indonesia, WCS-IP works through layered conservation efforts to safeguard wildlife, from wildlife protection in its habitat to technical support in enforcing environmental law.
In general, WCS-IP’s activities divided into five programs comprises of :
• Sumatra Program, we focused our work in Gunung Leuser National Park, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, and Way Kambas National Park, for key species such as Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, and Sumatran rhino. We support government to strengthen and increase effectiveness conservation areas through Spatial Monitoring and Reporting Tools (SMART) Patrol, implement METT (Monitoring Effectiveness Training Tools) for protected area, develop key species population monitoring system, and a sustainable human-wildlife mitigation conflict system to reduce human and animal victim.
• Sulawesi Program, works at Tangkoko Nature reserve, Lore Lindu National Park and Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park and with focus on safeguarding maleo nesting ground and enhancing protected area system through SMART patrol and METT.
• Marine and Fisheries Program, we work altogether with the government in Weh Island, Karimunjawa National Park, Taka Bonerate National Park, North Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara and North Maluku. We focus on the sustainable fisheries, support government to increase the effectiveness of conservation area management, ecology and social survey as based of conservation actions, with key species are Sharks, Rays and Skates.
• Wildlife Crime Unit, which give technical support to law enforcement to eradicate wildlife trade in Indonesia. Last year, this unit has been expanding to forest crime unit, which not only cover illegal wildlife trade but also protect wildlife’s habitat through investigation of illegal logging or encroachment.
• Policy program focus on supporting the government of Indonesia to produce regulation and policy that will benefit to forest and wildlife conservation
• Rote Snake-necked Turtle conservation Program is support the Indonesia government to reintroduce the critically endanger Snake-necked turtle into their native habitat.