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Isu perubahan iklim semakin hangat dibicarakan. Tak hanya berhenti pada tahap pembicaraan, tapi berlanjut pada tindakan sebagai respon perubahan iklim tersebut, baik upaya mitigasi maupun adaptasi.

Para ahli perubahan iklim menyatakan bahwa peningkatan emis gas-gas rumah kaca (GRK) diantaranya gas karbon yang dihasilkan oleh berbagai aktivitas manusia telah memicu perubahan iklim.

Nah, berapa emisi karbon yang kita hasilkan? Tak hanya berhenti disitu, kitapun bisa “menyerap” gas karbon, tepatnya karbon dioksida (CO2) dari udara melalui penanaman pohon. Berapa pula CO2 yang diserap oleh poho atau tanaman lain yang kita tanam.

Ingin tahu? Kini Dewan Nasional Perubahan Iklim telah menyediakan “tool” untuk kita menghitung emisi dan serapan karbon dari berbagai aktivitas kita. Silahkan kunjungi Kalkulator Karbon: http://kalkulator.dnpi.go.id/apps/dnpi/cgi-bin/dw.cgi

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Source: http://www.tropicalbio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=195&Itemid=95

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Asia-Pacific Meetings


Aceh – March 2013

ATBC – Asia Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting 2013

The 2013 Annual Meeting of the ATBC Asia-Pacific Chapter will be held at Banda Aceh, Sumatra, from 18-22 March. The meeting will be organized by the Government of Aceh, University of Syiah Kuala, Strategic Resources Institute, and Fauna & Flora International (FFI). ATBC has an active Asia Chapter that has met previously in Xishuangbanna, China in 2012, Bangkok, Thailand in 2011, Bali, Indonesia (with the main ATBC meeting), in 2010, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2009, Kuching, Malaysia, in 2008 and Mahabalipuram, India, in2007. The 2013 conference will bring together researchers, students, biodiversity specialists, conservation practitioners, policy makers, universities, government agencies and non-government organizations from around the Asia-Pacific region under the overall theme of:

Linking biodiversity science to policy and conservation action‘.




The Annual Meeting of the ATBC Asia Pacific Chapter will be held between 18 to 22 March 2013 Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia.

NEW: Up load your presentations here. [Meeting registration opening mid-October]

Overview [pdf] –
Program – Print [pdf] – Online [pdf]

Child Care arrangements

An arrangement will be made for daycare for children at the conference facility during the meeting.  Additional cost.  Please contact Matt Linkie for details (matthew.linkie@fauna-flora.org)

NEW : Fellowships

ATBC – Asia Chapter is offering a limited number of fellowships to participants from lower-income countries. The fellowship are ~$US 500 each and will be awarded to participants from lower-income countries presenting high quality papers (poster or oral) at the meeting. Preference will be given to younger scientists, conservationists, officials and policy makers. Applicants should first register for the meeting (registration fee fully refundable) and submit an Abstract. Applications for the fellowships can then be made through the Program for Field Studies in Tropical Asia website (www.pfs-tropasia.org).


General schedule

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr Tony Whitten, Director FFI Asia (Biodiversity conservation in Sumatra)
  • Dr Sonja Luz, Chairman, Wildlife Reserves of Singapore : Role of zoos and captivebreeding for conservation
  • Dr Widodo Ramono (Director, Indonesian Rhino Foundation [YABI]) : Saving the last of a species; Javan rhinos in Ujung Kulon
  • Dr Will Duckworth (IUCN) : Priorities for biodiversity conservation in Lao PDR
  • Mr Sanjay Gubbi (Panthera) : Using media and focused outreach for conservation of tigers
  • Dr Harini Nagendra (ATREE) : Linking social science and with conservation and biodiversitypolicy and planning
  • Mr. Xingli Giam (Princeton University) : Effects of land use change on freshwater systems in Southeast Asia
  • Dr Erik Meijaard (People and Nature Consulting International) : Engaging unlikely partners in conservation
  • Dr Aili Kang (Director, Wildlife Conservation Society, China Program) : Landscape approaches for conserving wildlife in Tibet
  • Dr Lian Pin Koh (ETH Zurich) : Dawn of Drone Ecology
  • Dr Phil McGowan (World Pheasant Association) : Conservation of pheasant diversity in Tropical Asia
  • Dr Chris Shepherd (TRAFFIC Southeast Asia) : Current patterns and trends in wildlife trade in Southeast Asia, and future predictions


  • Patterns and trends in wildlife trade in Southeast AsiaCRU-camp_Pidie
  • Climate change adaptation of plants and animals
  • Overview of research and conservation of tropical moist forest galliforms
  • Linking science and security for the recovery of wildlife populations
  • Restoration of tropical humid forests
  • Biogeography and informatics of tropical Asian flora

Contributed sessions 

Special events

  • Paper Writing Workshop (1 day)
  • Experimental Design & Data Analysis (Basic and Advanced, 6 days)
  • Workshop on SMART Conservation Software for law enforcement monitoring at conservation sites (2 days).
  • [Google Campus workshop on monitoring landuse changes (to be confirmed)]
  • [Species distributions and habitat modelling workshop (to be confirmed)]

Field trips

  • Bird watching in the Ulu Masen ecosystem and/or horse trekking through Ulu_Masen_elephant_patrol_Pidiethe forest (duration: 1 day trip)
  • Elephant forest trekking in the Ulu Masen ecosystem – and/or bird watching (duration: 2 day trip)
  • Elephant forest trekking and/or on-foot forest trek in the Ulu Masen ecosystem (duration: 3 day trip)
  • Ulu Masen over flight (duration: 1-2hrs)
  • Pulau Banyak –chance to see dugongs while kayaking over the seagrass bed. Incredible snorkelling, lots of turtles and world class surfing spot – this is a hidden treasure (depart from Medan, 10hrs; duration: 2-4 days)
  • Scuba diving (underwater volcanoes), corel reef snorkelling, fishing, mangrove replanting and relaxing on Pulau Weh (Sabang) – 12 rooms have been reserved at Santai Sumurtiga resort (http://santai-sabang.com/) on a first come, first served basis, please contact the owner Freddy (santaisumurtiga@yahoo.com.au)

Please contact Matthew Linkie (matthew.linkie@fauna-flora.org) to arrange these.


  • Registration open mid-October 2012
  • Symposia submission deadline 31 October2012
  • Early-bird registration deadline 31 December 2012
  • Abstract submission deadline 15 February 2013
  • Late registration deadline 31 January 2013


Country with Low Income
(student, conservation
worker, researcher, govt official)
Country with High Income
ATBC Member Before 31 Dec 2012 $US 150 $US 250
After 31 Dec 2012 $US 200 $US 300
Non Member Before 31 Dec 2012 $US 175 $US 295
After 31 Dec 2012 $US 225 $US 345
Accompanying Guest $US 120 $US 120

* Fee includes shared accommodation, conference materials; lunch, dinner and coffee breaks; and transport to and from Banda Aceh Airport. Post-conference field trips will be charged separately.

  • Refund policy :
    100% refund up to January 31st 2012;

    80% refund up to Feb 28th 2013 (100% refund for participants who request and are not allocated an Oral presentation);

    0% refund after February 28th 2013.

Students from Country with Low Income, delivering oral presentation, funding for the registration fee and accommodation may apply for fellowships from the meeting organizers. Preference will be give to those attending workshops and for those presenting their thesis research results. If you need further support for your travel costs please contact your country representative for advice (information on the ATBC website AP chapter page)

List of High Income countries according to the World Bank:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Islands, Jersey Guernsey Channel Islands, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Rep. Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands (U.S.).


Registration fee includes single bed in twin-share accommodation, registrants to indicate preferred roommate. Single room fee $50/night.

Instructions for Presenters

Abstracts (350 words maximum) should include a title, author(s) and affiliations, text (Introduction, goal of the presentation, methods, results and discussion, no references) should be times new roman 12 not formatted

  • Talk will be of 15 min plus 5 min for questions
  • Posters should be of A0 size portrait

Travel details

  • Invitation letters

Invitation letters  will be issued by the Government of Aceh.  Tourist visa on arrival is now available.  Informaton will be provided.

  • 30-day Visa Free Facility

The citizens of countries whose governments offer visa-free facility to Indonesians as well, will continue to enjoy visa-free stays. The 11 countries that are granted the 30-day visa-free facility are: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hongkong & Macao Special Administrative Regions, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

  • 30-day Visa-On-Arrival – costs US$25 (need proof of departure from Indonesia within 30 days, and a passport photo).

The nationals of 64 countries will be able to apply for a visa-on-arrival valid for 30 days in Indonesia. The countries are: Algeria, the Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lao PDR, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Tunesia, United Kingdom and United States.

Flights and hotel bookings

  • Hermes Palace will transfer all hotel guests from airport. “The co-hosts will be waiting to meet you at the airport and will provide extra transportation to Hermes”.

An airport taxi will cost IDR70,000 (approximately USD7.5). You can only pay in Indonesian Rupiah and there is no taxi rank – all cars are private charter. However, an FFI-ATBC volunteer will be waiting at the airport to help with all transfers.

A local travel agent in Banda Aceh will be available for arranging flights, hotel bookings and field trips.  Details to be posted here soon.

Organizing Committee

Scientific Committee

  • Tommaso Savini (Chair), Conservation Ecology Program, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand tommasosavini@gmail.com
  • George A. Gale, Conservation Ecology Program, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, ggkk1990@gmail.com
  • Timothy Trevor Caughlin, University of Florida, USA, Trevor.caughlin@gmail.com

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