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Commitment to Combat The Trade of Wild Animal



Socialization of the program to Combat The Trade of Wild Animal, at Arya Duta Hotel Manado, Kamis (21/12/2017).(Foto: A Buol)

MANADO, – The value of wild animal trade in Indonesia estimated at USD 1 billion in this year. While for the world level in 2013 reached US$ 2.5 billion per year. In Southeast Asia, a large number of wild animal trade started from Indonesia. That is because Indonesia is one of the top megadiverse countries in the world and the largest supplier of wildlife products in Asia, both legal and illegal.

Preventing the decline and extinction of many species in Indonesia, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are committed to combating the wild animal trade in Indonesia.

Socialization of the program worth US$ 6,988,853 was held at Arya Duta Hotel, on Thursday (21/12/2017). The socialization was held in Manado because the program also includes the handling of wildlife trade in North Sulawesi.

Representing the Directorate General of Environment and Forestry, Achmad Pribadi explained that had several obstacles in the enforcement of wildlife law.

These constraints include weak policy and regulatory framework, illegal wildlife trade information exchange system that has not been built, and less optimal capacity of institutions regarding compliance and law enforcement.

“The ineffectiveness of law enforcement at the site level and less participation of community,” explains Person.

Meanwhile, Head of Sulawesi GAKKUM LHK, Muhammad Nur acknowledged that Manado and North Sulawesi are the entrance and exit of wild animal illegal trade.

“That is why we invite various parties in this coordination meeting, “said Muhammad.

Yayat Aprinato from the UNDP Jakarta Representative explained that wild animal trade is now equivalent to other international crimes such as illegal trade in gun and drugs.

“But the punishment to the perpetrators is still very weak,” Yayat said.

North Sulawesi is an important hotspot for wildlife trade traffic. Besides the local wild animal from North Sulawesi which is traded out, the area of ​​North Sulawesi becomes a transit location for wildlife from other islands that will be traded to abroad.

Several times the authorities arrested the perpetrators of wildlife trafficking who tried to smuggle the protected animals in order to send to abroad, especially to the Philippines.

Bitung City became one of the main entrance and exit, has initiated the formation of Task Force Protection and Supervision of Plants and Wildlife.

“This task force has been formed through the mayor’s in October and will be effective working in 2018,” explained Head of Bitung City Environment Office Jefy Sondakh.


Editor: Rahadih Gedoan

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Explore Manado: Culinary Tourism in Manado City

And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

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MANADO, – Almost every regions in Indonesia has their own unique culinary. Each of them has different taste in combining the foods. And if you like spicy foods, then maybe your tongue will be happy if you take it to Manado.

Manado, North Sulawesi is popular with its culinary tourism, a variety of unique traditional food has been known in both Indonesia and aboard. The most popular foods in Manado are chilies, fish, and meat. Manadonese food is famous of two things: the Minahasa eat absolutely anything, and the flavor of choice is very, very spicy. Sugar is used little if at all, with flavor added through lemon and herbs.

Well, here are the lists of culinary tourism in Manado:

  • Sambal Dabu Dabu

A spicy condiment made of hallots, peppers, bird’s eye chili, lemon juice, and some diced raw tomatoe. The Fresh and sour tasty, and spicy of course. It is perfect match with smoked fish.
  • Ayam Rica Rica

Ayam rica rice made from chicken and lots of chili that cooked in a thick coconut milk and lime.

  • Woku

Woku is the name of fish and spice mixture that cooked in a clay pot. Because it was cooked in a clay pot for a long time, Woku would have an amazing aroma when it is served warm and make you hungry immediately.

  • Tinutuan

Tinutuan or better known as Manado Porridge. A wet food made from rice, noodles, pumpkin and various vegetables such as corn kernels, spinach, kale, basil, yellow gourd, and gravy. Tinutuan has been the icon of Manado city. It is mostly preferred as a breakfast menu. So, it would be very easy to get this food every morning either it is on a street food stands or even a fancy restaurant. But if you want to taste the best and most original taste of Tinutuan, then you need to try one at Jalan Wakeke.
  • Extreme Culinnary

Manado city is popular for using strange meat on their dish. Such as: snake, pork, dog, bat, rat. You can found these extreme foods in Tomohon city, Kawangkoan village, and Langowan village.

Manado city also has two traditional drink, they are saguer and cap tikus made from palm tree. Just drinks enough as you can, because these both could make drunk.

Here is the recommended culinary list restaurant in Manado city:

  1. Boulevard area on Jalan Piere Tendean.
  2. Wahaha Seafood Restaurant at Kawasan Foodcity Mega Mas, Jalan Bulevard 2 Blok Food City No. 1.
  3. D’Terrace at Mega Mas Beach Area
  4. Raja Sate BBQ & Asian Resto on Jalan Boulevard No. 9
  5. RM Swadaya on Jalan Sam Ratulangi No. 374
  6. Wisata Bahari Resto on Jalan Wolter Monginsidi No. 1.
  7. City Extra Restaurant on Jalan Raya Tanawangko, Kalasey Village.
  8. Nasi Kuning Saroja in Jalan Diponegoro No. 9.
  9. Wakeke Area on Jalan Wakeke
  10. Raja Oci Restaurant on Jalan Sudirman No.85
  11. Green Garden Restaurant on Jalan Dr Sam Ratulangi 52

Wonderful places in Manado…

Editor: Ronny A. Buol

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