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Proboscis monkey conservation in Bekantan Research Station Curiak Island South Kalimantan

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Observation Proboscis Monkey Habitat in Curiak Island South Kalimantan

Endangered Species

Support and Help Amalia Rezeki and Her SBI Foundation For Bekantan Conservation in South Kalimantan - Indonesia

Jumat, 05 Juli 2019

Watch Bekantan Swimm For Their Supper In Rare Video




Proboscis monkey might be best known for their giant, bulbous noses, but scientists are sniffing out another of these monkey’s unique attributes: their swimming abilities. To discover more about these water-loving primates, conservation biologist Amalia Rezeki recently spent a few weeks on Indonesian Borneo's Bakut Island filming the animals and their behavior in mangrove forests. (Read about swimming pigs and other surprising animals that love water.) "The main primate in the area that people think of are orangutans. We thought that a video about these monkeys' swimming abilities would help bring some positive attention," says Rezeki, who works with Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia, a nonprofit that works to protect proboscis monkeys, also called bekantan. Due to loss of their mangrove habitat and hunting, proboscis monkeys are listed as endangered, with fewer than 7,000 animals left in the wild. Rezeki's expedition discovered several monkeys on the island, suggesting the species is still hanging on.

Bekantan Goes Global

Mimpi besar Amalia Rezeki bersama timnya di Yayasan Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia (SBI) yang dicanangkan oleh Prof. Dr. H.Sutarto Hadi, M.Sc.,M.Si, rektor Universitas Lambung Mangkurat (ULM) yang juga pembina SBI ini pada peringatan hari bekantan tahun lalu, "

wetland
Prof. Dr. H.Sutarto Hadi, M.Sc.,M.Si, rektor Universitas Lambung Mangkurat (ULM) 
Bekantan Dari Banua Untuk Dunia " sepertinya mulai terlihat capaiannya. Perjuangan SBI untuk menjadikan, Kalsel sebagai pusat riset, konservasi dan ekowisata bekantan didunia mulai dirasakan. Baru-baru ini Amalia Rezeki ketua SBI, yang juga dosen muda difakultas pendidikan biologi ULM diundang ke Australia untuk beberapa tangkaian kegiatan, seperti Konferensi Internasional, workshop dan mengisi kuliah umum disalah satu perguruan tinggi terkemuka dinegeri kangguru tersebut, yaitu University Of New Castle dengan tema " Selamatkan Bekantan - Selamatkan Peradaban Manusia".

Proboscis Monkey Conservation
Amalia Rezeki - Prof. Julian dari Inggris

Disisi lain SBI telah membangun kerjasama dengan beberapa perguruan tinggi diluar negeri, bersama Universitas Lambung Mangkurat dalam bidang riset ekosistem lahan basahnya yang merupakan habitat bekantan. SBI yang juga mitra binaan BKSDA Kalsel dibidang konservasi mengembangkan kegiatan wisata minat khusus, melalui Summer Course dan internship serta volunteer konservasi.

Probosicis Monkey Conservation
Kunjungan dari University College London

Proboscis Monkey Conservation Seminar

Proboscis Monkey Conservation
Amalia Rezeki Biologist Conservation

Proboscis Monkey Conservation Seminar, Wednesday 19Th, June. 4.30PM - 7 PM University Of Newcastle - Australia.

The Bekantan Savior is Amalia Rezeki

Proboscis Monkey Conservation
Amalia Rezeki Founder Of SBI foundation
The days of this young woman are spent educating prospective "unsung fighters" since 2014. Her goal is to get good deeds by sharing knowledge with students.

Amalia Rezeki, lecturer at the Faculty of Biology at the Lambung Mangkurat University (ULM), does not want to waste even her spare time.


Time for her is a capital given by Allah Subhanahu wa Taala (glorified and exalted be He) that its benefits has multiplied through her love for others, the environment, and other living things, such as bekantan.


As a biology lecturer, Amalia Rezeki's love for proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus) has no doubt. Most of her life is dedicated to preserving and protecting the long-nosed animal which is an icon of South Kalimantan.

She is the first woman in Indonesia who has dedicated herself sincerely and consistently since five years to protect the proboscis monkey from extinction.

In supporting this effort Amalia founded the Indonesian Bekantan Friends Foundation (SBI), with a mission to save proboscis monkey (Save Bekantan). This effort is inseparable from guidance from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the South Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA).


The dedication to the preservation of proboscis monkey is not an appreciation, but a form of responsibility as a citizen, science, and faith as the vicegerent of the earth and for the sustainability of future generations.


"As a key species, saving bekantan for us is saving the planet," said Amalia Rezeki, who is also a final semester student at the environmental doctoral program of ULM.

First in the world
The recipient of the 2015 She Can Award in the field of Bekantan rescue turned out to not only set up a rescue center, but also built a proboscis monkey research station and wetland ecosystem in the Curiak Island - Barito Kuala. For this she collaborated with her almamater college.

This simple research station was inaugurated by ULM Rector Prof. Dr. H. Sutarto Hadi, M.Si, M.Sc. and Prof. Timothy Roberts Killgour from the University of New Castle Australia in 2018.

Previously, the single daughter and her friends built a Bekantan research laboratory which is now an internship for veterinary students from various universities not only from within the country, but also from abroad.

On the other hand Amalia realized that saving proboscis monkeys could not only protect it as an animal, but the importance of preserving the habitat and carrying capacity area for its survival.

For this reason, since 2014, she has carried out the Rambai (Sonneratia caseolaris) Mangrove Forest Restoration movement by releasing land that was once the habitat of proboscis monkeys and then changed its function to reforest.

This effort received support from various stakeholders. Thousands of rambai trees which are the main food and stands of proboscis habitat, she planted with his friends and students as well as the local community.

In this area she also founded the world's first Rambai Mangrove Center (MRC). The area that is not so wide is made as mangrove houses, as information centers and mangrove rambai nurseries.


In addition, there is a mangrove arboretum which is a pilot area for typical wetland plants. For her efforts she received much appreciation from universities abroad.


Every year there are several foreign universities that send students to learn about the conservation of proboscis monkeys and wetland ecosystems.


Amalia's struggle in preserving proboscis monkey was apparently not spared from various obstacles and trials. Weakening efforts from parties who are not happy with this business often occur, not only threatening the mind, but also physically.

Perseverance and patience that keeps her from protecting the proboscis monkey from extinction. "Tears can be exhausted by this tyranny, but our sweat will not stop dripping wet the body in an effort to save proboscis monkey and planet earth," said Amalia with teary eyes.

Her sincerity and patience yielded results that should be grateful for together. The fruit of her struggle with the team at SBI, is now starting to grow a real concern, both from the government and the community.

Amalia Rezeki
Proboscis Monkey Conservation
Now people are starting to take care of proboscis monkeys and their habitat. Likewise, the regional government began issuing regulations for saving bekantan, including developing sustainable tourism based on bekantan as a vehicle for recreation and education.

For her tireless efforts to preserve the proboscis monkey, the biology education lecturer and the SBI team on Foresters Day 2019 received an award from the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry through the South Kalimantan BKSDA which was handed over by the Governor of South Kalimantan H. Sahbirin Noor as a conservationist for bekantan.



Sumber : Antara News

Proboscis Monkey Seminar

Prof. Tim Robert - UON
Australia
However, a tour along the mangrove-bedecked waterways of the Bornean forests is almost certain to yield photos of the unique proboscis monkeys, also known as bekantan. Its prominent nose, particularly pendulous in adult males, easily identifies this species.
The bigger the nose a male bekantan has, the likelier it is that he will have a large, multi-female harem.

Their specialised digestive system allows them to feed primarily on mangrove leaves and give them a pot-bellied appearance.

Due to loss of their mangrove habitat and hunting, proboscis monkeys are listed as endangered, with fewer than 7000 left in the wild.

Visiting Borneo in 2018, my students and I spent time with a remarkable person who is raising awareness of the sorry plight of the proboscis monkey. Amalia Rezeki is a conservation biologist at the University of Lambung Mangkurat in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan who runs Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia, a non-profit that works to protect the proboscis monkeys.

Amalia has dedicated most of her life to preserving the long-nosed animal. She has built a proboscis monkey research station and a sanctuary for the rewilded animals on an island in the Barito River.
She is collaborating in a bekantan research project with Charles Lee from UON Singapore, and Matt Hayward and myself from UON.

Her tireless efforts to preserve the proboscis monkey are bearing fruit, with local people starting to take care of proboscis monkeys and their habitat, and the regional government issuing regulations for saving bekantan, including developing sustainable tourism based on bekantan as a vehicle for recreation and education.

I'm delighted to report Amalia Rezeki will visit us at UON and will present a seminar at NewSpace on June 19.
photo of proboscis monkey
Bekantan Research Station

Backup artist will be yours truly, speaking about orangutans and oil palms.
Emeritus Professor Tim Roberts is from the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle.

Senin, 01 Juli 2019

Ketua Sahabat Bekantan Amel Beri Kuliah Umum di New Castle University Building Australia

BANJARMASIN POST.CO.ID, BANJARMASIN - Ada kebahagian tersendiri buat Ketua Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia (SBI) Kalsel, Amelia Rezeki memberi kuliah umum, di New Castle University Building di Hunter Street and Auckland, St.Newcastle, Australia.
Ketua SBI berikan kuliah umum di Australia
Amalia Rezeki - Beri kuliah umum di University of Newcastle Australia
"Saya memberi kuliah umum dari pukul 5.30 - 07.00, diikuti oleh mahasiswa dari berbagai negara, dengan mengusung tema selamatkan bekantan - selamatkan peradaban manusia," kata dosen Biologi FKIP Universitas Lambung Mangkurat Banjarmasin iji saat dihubungi di Australia, Rabu (19/6/2019) malam.

Dijelaskan Amel, panggilan akrabnya, antusias masyarakat Australia sangat tinggi dan mereka sangat mengapresiasi apa yang dilakukan oleh Yayasan Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia dalam menyelamatkan Bekantan dari kepunahan.

"Saya sangat terharu dengan mereka yang jauh sekali jaraknya dengan Indonesia, dan mengapresiasi mereka yg hadir di kuliah umum, karena mereka datang dr berbagai negara, baik Asia, Eropa maupun Australia sendiri," kata peraih penghargaan nasional She Can Award 2015

Namun, lanjut dia, sangat peduli terhadap Bekantan. "Saya harap ini menjadi spirit bersama juga bagi orang Indonesia khususnya masy Kalsel untuk saling meningkatkan kepedulian terhadap maskotnya," pungkasnya.

Amel pun mengucapkan terima kasih, keberangkatanya ke Australia didukung penuh oleh Universitas Lambung Mangkurat.

https://banjarmasin.tribunnews.com/2019/06/19/ketua-sahabat-bekantan-amel-beri-kuliah-umum-di-new-castle-university-building-australia.
Penulis: Syaiful Anwar
Editor: Elpianur Achmad


Senin, 11 Februari 2019

Tulang Pinggul Tergeser, Bekantan Ini Harus Menerima 10 Jahitan

PROKAL.COYayasan Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia (SBI) berupaya menyelamatkan seekor bekantan agar pulih dari cederanya. Satwa Liar Maskot Banua itu telah mengalami musibah kecelakaan tertabrak pengendara ketika menyeberang Jalan Trans Kalimantan Handil Bakti, Batola, Rabu (6/2).
Kondisi awal bekantan tanpa nama ini terlihat lesu dan hanya bisa terbaring. Ketua SBI, Amelia Rizki menjelaskan berdasarkan arahan BKSDA Kalsel, pihaknya langsung membawanya untuk dilakukan tindakan medis. Ketika pemeriksaan dokter, bekantan tersebut didiagnosis dislokasi atau pergeseran tulang pinggul, sehingga mengalami lumpuh.





"Ada beberapa luka robek di kaki dan di bahu. Terpaksa diberikan tindakan bedah minor, luka hewan itu harus ditutup 10 jahitan," beber Amelia.
Akibat kecelakaan, bekantan jantan tersebut mengalami pembekakan abdomen. Perutnya mengalami kembung melebihi batas normal. Dikhawatirkan ada pembekakan di dalam.
"Menurut dokter akan dilakukan pemeriksaan lebih lanjut untuk memulihkan pergeseran pinggulnya itu," ujarnya.
Menurut Amelia, respons bekantan kemarin pagi cukup bagus. Sudah bisa makan walaupun perlu bantuan. Kenapa? Jangankan makan, duduk saja tidak bisa. Tulang pinggulnya masih lemah dan tak bisa duduk dengan baik.
"Alhamdulillah siang tadi nafsu makan lebih baik lagi, dan mulai aktif. Kami masih menunggu arahan BKSAD untuk tindakan apa selanjutnya," tuturnya.
Amelia ingat sebenarnya kasus bekantan tertabrak seperti ini cukup sering terjadi. Namun tak separah seperti ini. Di kawasan Handil Bakti ada beberapa titik kawasan tempat bekantan itu. Posisi mereka terjebak oleh pemukiman.
"Memang habitat bekantan sudah sangat terdesak. Mereka banyak migrasi karena mengalami traumatik atau stres sehingga berani menyeberangi jalan dalam kondisi lalu lintas ramai," jelasnya.
Sejatinya satwa liar seperti ini melihat manusia saja sudah berpikir untuk kabur. Mereka menghindar sedini mungkin agar tidak kontak dengan manusia.
Ketika terpaksa masuk ke pemukiman untuk migrasi berarti sudah sangat terdesak. Disebutnya, habitat bekantan terpantau saat ini di kawasan Handil Bakti hanya satu kelompok. Berjumlah 7 hingga 10 ekor. Sebelumnya dua kelompok.
"Bekantan ini sangat sensistif. Selain kasus tertabrak ini, ada juga bekantan yang tersengat aliran tegangan tinggi. Jumlahnya ada 5 kasus, satu tewas dan sisanya masih bisa selamat. Temuan-temuan itu kami tindak lanjuti dari informasi masyarakat melalui media sosial, telepon, dan lainnya," tambahnya.(at/dye)


Rabu, 09 Januari 2019

Relawan Italia Bantu Bangun Titian Rumah Mangrove

Bekantan.org - Alhamdulillah kemarin (9 januari 2019), pembangunan jembatan titian rumah mangrove rambai di Stasiun Riset Bekantan, Pulau Curiak Barito Kuala akhirnya rampung. Selesainya pembangunan titian ini tentunya tidak lepas dari bantuan banyak pihak baik materi maupun tenaga. Menariknya, salah satu bantuan tersebut berasal dari relawan dari Benua Eropa, yakni Italia. 

Memasang Titian

aktivitas SBI
Dua Relawan Italia Membantu Pemasangan Titian Rumah Mangrove
Bersama SBI, dan Warga Lokal
 Selama dua hari relawan Italia bersama warga lokal dan crew SBI bahu-membahu mengerjakan  pembangunan titian. Antusias dan semangat relawan ini patut diacungi jempol, mereka begitu bersemangat dan tetap bekerja bahkan tidak memperdulikan hujan lebat yang mengguyur kawasan ini. 

jembatan mangrovetitian mangrove

Dua orang dari Italia ini bukan satu-satunya relawan yang turut andil dalam upaya konservasi Bekantan, ada banyak relawan dari berbagai negara yang sudah pernah mengikuti kegiatan bersama Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia di antaranya Canada, Brazil, Australia, Jepang, Amerika, Jerman, Swedia dan negara-negara lainnya. Tidak hanya akan memberikan pengalaman seru dan unik, kegiatan ini tentunya sangat positif terutama untuk pelestarian Bekantan.  Kapan giliran anda?

SMAI AL- Azhar 4 Bekasi Ikut Donasi dan Adopsi Bekantan

Bekantan.org - Semangat adik-adik dari Sekolah Menengah Atas Islam Al Azhar 4 Kemang Pratama Bekasi Jawa Barat ini perlu kita apresiasi. Mereka rela terbang melintasi laut jawa menuju Kalimantan hanya untuk ikut andil dalam upaya pelestarian Bekantan (Nasalis larvatus) melalui donasi dan adopsi  di Pusat Rehabilitasi Bekantan Yayasan Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia (SBI) awal Januari lalu. 
Adopsi bekantan
Perwakilan SMAI AL Azhar 4, Serahkan Donasi 

SBI
Amalia Rezeki Ketua Sahabat Bekantan Indonesia Menerima Perwakilan SMAI Al Azhar 4 Bekasi

Semangat dan komitmen adik-adik ini sekali lagi menegaskan bahwa jarak, status dan usia bukanlah halangan bagi siapapun yang ingin mencatatkan namanya menjadi "pahlawan" bagi satwa endemik yang hanya ditemukan di Kalimantan ini. Ada banyak pilihan kegiatan yang bisa anda ikuti, mulai dari penanaman rambai untuk pemulihan habitat bekantan, war plastic, donasi dan adopsi, atau melalui Bekantan Eco Tour yang dananya akan digunakan untuk kepentingan konservasi.