[Notes]: Book Discussion 4 Conservation Writers

This is just a notes when I attended book discussion which held Tropenbos Indonesia, Operation Wallacea Trust (OWT), Ministry of Forestry (MoFor) on 26th April 2013.  Great books, great friends (I had small reunion with old friends here as well), and of course great knowledge! You guys can actually visit MoFor to get these books for free and here are the book synopsis:


Sang Pelopor: Peranan Dr. SH Kooders dalam Sejarah Perlindungan Alam di Indonesia

By Pandji Yudistira (MoFor)

It’s a history and biography of Dr. SH Kooders, a Bandung-born Dutch botanist who pioneered the establishment of associations of natural conservationist (Nederlandsch Indische Vereeniging tot Natuurbescherming) in Indonesia. This association was founded in Bogor, 22th July 22 1912 and then proposed Natuurmonument Ordonnantie (Act Natural Monument/Nature Reserves) to The Dutch East Indies Governor General that lead to designation of 55 Natuurmonument (Natural Monument) all over Indonesia. Through this book we can read Kooders’ message that an independent association could affect development of conservation and government with initiative and motivation.Continue reading “[Notes]: Book Discussion 4 Conservation Writers”