EPASS-BKSDA prepared Yaki SRAK

EPASS-BKSDA prepared Yaki SRAK

by January 19, 2018

Manado/EPASS/19/01/2018 – North Sulawesi province is a home for prolific biodiversity. The biodiversity included many types of plantation and wild animals living in the forest or protected area.

Wild animals living in the area was Anoa (Bubalus quarlesi), Sulawesi Wild Boar (Babyrousa babyrussa), Tarsier (Tarsius Spectrum), Maleo bird (Macrochepalon maleo), and Yaki (Macaca nigra).

Starting from a concern about wild animal extinction in North Sulawesi province, BKSDA of north Sulawesi together with EPASS is prepared conservation action plan and strategy (SRAK) for Yaki (Macaca nigra).

Yaki SRAK is aimed to do all activities in order to save Yaki from extinction. Yaki is included as one of endangered species according to IUCN.

Public consultation about SRAK Yaki is held by Selamatkan Yaki NGO in Swissbell hotel maleosan , Manado January 18 2018.

The consultation is purposed to get feedback from all stakeholders involved, such as : forestry department, environment department, tourism department, Sam Ratulangi university and other NGOs. In the event, Bitung Mayor Khouni Lomban Rawung is presents as Yaki ambassador, and the implementing task unit from ministry of forestry and environment in north Sulawesi province are also attend such as Bogani Nani Wartabone national park, Bunaken national Park and North Sulawesi BKSDA.

“The next phase after this public consultation is conducting an exposure at Biodiversity Directorate of the ministry of forestry and environment in Jakarta.” Said Ir Lilik Yuliarso as EPASS Tangkoko field Coordinator in Bitung city.

“This Yaki SRAK document will be legalized by Director General of conservation and natural resources or minister from the ministry of forestry and environment and will become base for Yaki rescue conservation management in Indonesia,” he said.

As widely known, besides in North Sulawesi province, yaki can be found as well in Bacan island, north Moluccas islands.

“Besides protected with laws, Yaki wildlife is potential to have Zoonosis disease, and this can be contagious to human. Therefore, North Sulawesi communities cannot be pet and consume Yaki because they will face legal apparatus and can be infected by its disease.” He said.

Source : www.indobrita.co