Magister Biologi (S2)

Workshop on Managing Biodiversity Database

Workshop Managing Biodiversity Database

Workshop on Managing Biodiversity Database: Solution toward Sustainable Global Biodiversity
November 17-18 , 2009, Hotel Horison, Semarang
Conducted by Jurusan Biologi, FMIPA, UNDIP

Indonesia is the second richest country in the world (behind Brazilia) in term of flora and fauna biodiversity. This richness makes Indonesia a crucial component of global environmental sustainability. However, forest conversion, forest fires, shifting cultivation, large-scale mining, wildlife hunting and trading, population growth and poverty, climate change, and lack of appropriate conservation management policies all contribute to habitat destruction and the consequent loss of biological diversity. Biodiversity loss could trigger enormous effects on health and wealth. There is a need to unify efforts from all fronts to save and conserve biodiversity. One of them is managing biodiversity database.

Up to now, only Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) through botanical and zoological museums who leads in managing Indonesian biodiversity by regularly documenting and preserving flora and fauna. However, there are many stake holders in Indonesia who has potential role in taking a part of these activities, such as: central and local government, universities, NGO and eco-tourism agency. However, there are still many weaknesses i.e., lack of human resource skill, and lack of documentation system.

This workshop was designed for experiences sharing of biodiversity information system from nationally and internationally expert in order to support biodiversity database.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Prof. Dr. Koji Nakamura, Deputy President, Professor and Director of Division of Biodiversity, Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University.
  • Prof, Dr. Yayuk R Suhardjono, Researcher of Zoology Division (Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense), Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
  • National Biodiversity Information Network (NBIN).

2010 Young Conservasionist Award

ext-gwsThe International Ranger Federation (IRF) and IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), in collaboration with Parks Victoria and the George Wright Society, call for nominations for the

2010 YOUNG CONSERVATIONIST AWARD

The award aims to recognize and raise awareness of the outstanding contributions made to the management of protected areas, and leadership shown, by young conservationists. It also seeks to encourage young professionals and help them develop networks by inviting winners to attend one of the global conservation events and become a member of the Young Conservationists Global Community. For the 2010 award, the winner will be have his/her travel, accommodation, and conference fees fully paid to attend the ‘Healthy Parks – Healthy People’ conference, April 2010, Melbourne, Australia.