Management Strategy for Forest Recreation and Eco-Tourism Center in Tunak is Beeing Developed

Development of Community-Based Eco-Tourism in Tunak – Mataram- West Nusa Tenggara, which is one of the collaboration projects between The Korea Forest Service (KFS) and The Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) is now in progress. The development of some buildings, consisting of visitor center, multipurpose building, gust houses, butterfly learning center, camping ground, forest trail, until September 2017 already about 70 % completed, and it is targeted that by the end of November 2017, the construction works of the buildings will be completed.

Before the completion of the buildings construction works, the management for Eco-Tourism in Tunak is one thing that must be prepared soon.  For this purpose, KFS has assigned Dr. Ricky Avenzora, eco-tourism expert from Bogor Agricultural University, to develop the Management Strategy for Forest Recreation and Eco-Tourism Center in Tunak.  To obtain input from various stakeholders, on 28th September 2017 had been conducted a meeting at Korea-Indonesia Forest Center (KIFC) office – Jakarta. From this meeting has been obtained a lot of inputs from the audience for the refinement of the concept that has been developed by Dr. Ricky.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Crystanto, Deputy Director for Eco-Tourism- Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), attended by about 20 invitees, including Mr. Ismugiono, the former Director for Eco-Tourism – MoEF.

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