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Raising awareness on environmental sustainibility

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, March 20 2011   /  10:00 am

The participants of Canada World Youth – also known as the Indonesia-Canada Youth Exchange – held an Educational Acitivity Day on Feb. 22 by visiting the Sebangau National Park in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.

Accompanied by WWF Indonesia staff in Central Kalimantan, the 16 youths consisted of nine Indonesians and seven Canadians aged 18-23 to discuss exploring environmental sustainability issues (the 7th of the Millennium Development Goals) in Kalimantan. The discussion went for an hour and various different topics were brought up during the discussion, including deforestation issues, the orangutan habitat preservation effort and other related information and updates on the Sebangau National Park.

Sebangau National Park was first established in 2004 as an initiative to save the last remaining virgin tropical forest in Kalimantan. Sizing 568,700 hectars, Sebangau i...