Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mentawai Biosphere reserves

 pulau mentawai
In addition to beautiful, Mentawai also play an important role for conservation. Since 1981, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural (UNESCO) set Siberut in the Mentawai Islands as one of biosphere reserves so that its existence must be protected and kept away from exploitation.
Keeksotisan Siberut compounded by the four endemic Mentawai primates, namely simakobu or pig tail monkey (Simias concolor), bilou or dwarf siamang (Hylobates klosii), joja or Mentawai langur (Presbytis potenziani), and monkey Mentawai (Macaca pagensis).
pantai mentawai
To investigate the wealth of this Mentawai primates, Primate Center University of Gottingen, Germany, in cooperation with the Bogor Institute of Agriculture established the Siberut Conservation Project.
However, the various advantages it is as yet able to make the country to see Mentawai more seriously. Public facilities such as health and education in areas that are generally rich still dormant. Electricity and roads is very limited.
"Tourism has never come here. If there are tourists who come, so be it, we handle alone, "said Secretary Madobag Matheu Sabaggalek Village.

Further result, people not only do not have clear guidelines for managing the area. A number of assets in the region also started to run a foreigner, such as luxury resorts in a number of locations surfing. "Land of the resort is still owned by citizens of the Mentawai. However, because they do not know and do not have the capital to manage it, and then rented out to foreigners, "Matheu said.
Matheu also told, there are already Canadian tourists who offered to provide capital Kulu Kubuk waterfall set in the region. "Tourists were already offering $ 25 million as capital, and its management remains handed over to us. However, residents who have land still not allowed, "Matheu said.
Countries need to manage natural resources do not let it fall into foreign hands, among others, provide the local community's ability to manage their region. If not, the natural wealth pretty Mentawai is most probably handed its management to foreign hands. If so, what the meaning of the presence of Indonesian nationals in the Mentawai?

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