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Ecotourism Promotes ‘Mahout’ Welfare

  • Arif Suryobuwono

    The Jakarta Post

| Tue, May 8 2018 | 01:17 am
Ecotourism Promotes ‘Mahout’ Welfare

PREMIUM Hot meal: Mahout Katiyo prepares porridge for his elephants. (Arif Suryobuwono)Being a mahout was a poorly paid job before the development of the Tangkahan Elephant Ecotourism Camp in 2002. Back in 1993, when working as a mahout for the Aceh chapter of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Aceh) in Aceh, Sudiono was paid a monthly stipend of Rp 75,000 (US$5.45). In 2002, he was transfe...