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Jasa Ekosistem di Ruang Terbuka Hijau

Saat ini, populasi manusia di seluruh dunia sudah mencapai 7,1 miliar orang dan lebih dari setengahnya tinggal di kota (UN DESA 2011). Untuk mencukupi kebutuhan para penduduknya, kota menjadi sangat padat dan penuh polusi. Jutaan manusia di kota saling berkompetisi untuk mendapatkan sumber daya yang mereka butuhkan: waktu, tempat, uang, makanan, tentunya juga udara bersih dan air.

Padatnya kota Jakarta (Sumber gambar: http://goo.gl/pyMzaJ)
Padatnya kota Jakarta (Sumber gambar: http://goo.gl/pyMzaJ)

Semakin padatnya aktivitas dan kebutuhan penduduk di kota, semakin tinggi nilai sebuah tempat dan oleh karena itulah, keberadaan zona hijau di dalamnya pun semakin terdesak. Banyak zona hijau yang dikorbankan demi pembangunan jalan, gedung, dan sebagainya. Padahal keberadaan hutan kota sangat penting untuk menunjang kebutuhan utama para penduduk, yaitu udara yang bersih dan air. Tapi apakah hanya itu yang akan kita dapatkan? Mari kita lihat, apa saja sih yang jasa ekosistem yang bisa diberikan oleh hutan kota? Continue reading Jasa Ekosistem di Ruang Terbuka Hijau

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Independence day for the independence of biodiversity

This year’s project has been quite unique particularly in adjusting with different event of this year, not to mention the school schedule, the presidential election, even the schedule of the bats who just want to flying around. Our students were almost wear out.  They have been practiced by themselves, carrying up the bamboo poles, setting up and moving out mist nets, but the bats just prefer not to get caught in the mist net.  Until 17 August…. 17 August is our independence day…  Celebrating independence day in the field is just fascinating.  And these girls made a special picture for the day right from the our field transect….

Nuy_Zahrah And wrote these in their facebook:

“Karna Soekarno telah berhasil memperjuangkan Kemerdekaan Indonesia, mari kita perjuangkan kemerdekaan itu kembali! Kemerdekaan hutan dan isinya, kemerdekaan biodiversitas! Let’s Save Our Forest, Let’s Save Our Future! Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! We’ll take care of your forest!”

“Because Soekarno had successfully fought for the Indonesian Independence, let us strive back for our independence! The Independence of the forest and its contents, the independence of biodiversity! Let’s Save Our Forest, Let’s Save Our Future! Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! We’ll take care of your forest!”

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Ecosystem Service is at your garden

SpiderhunterAt this age of climate change, incentives scheme to sustain the forest such as REDD+ and Payment for Ecosystem Service (PES) are quite a breakthrough. Everybody is talking about this, from one meeting to another, from one training to another. But does the people really know about it? We got clean air and water.. What else?  Well, look around at your garden. Do you plant and get bananas? Does your plant keep flowering?  Or maybe, sometimes we bought fruits from local market.  The longing for the strong-flavor-tasty durian may not be able to achieve without the help of bats which pollinate the flower.

This blog is dedicated to biodiversity ecosystem service…… the living services….