First ‘Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan’ at provincial level launched in South Sumatra, Indonesia.

On May 5th 2017 the Government of the Province South Sumatra represented by the Forest Agency of South Sumatra has launched the “South Sumatra Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (SSBSAP) for 2017-2021" at Hotel Arista Palembang. Facilitated by the Project BIOCLIME the official document has been developed in a participatory way in the period of April 2016 until May 2017. A team of authors with more than 25 members consisting of representatives from research, academics, agencies, NGOs and practitioners from South Sumatra and other regions contributed intensively to the development of the document. The strategy is expected to be a reference for all parties in preserving and managing ecosystems and biodiversity. South Sumatra has several strategic areas for ecosystem management such as national parks, wildlife reserves and protected forests as well as forest ecosystems being a habitat for endangered species such as ‘Sumatran Elephants and Tigers’.

The documents can be downloaded to links below: