Selamatkan Yaki’s talk at Kpalang in Langowan!

Last Friday, Yunita and I went to the base camp of Kpalang, a nature club in Langowan. We were welcomed by the members at their base camp which was nicely prepared for our talk. After introducing our programme, we discussed our upcoming Yaki Pride Campaign which will be held in both Tomohon and Langowan. These areas are very important for our yaki conservation strategy as many people who sell and buy yaki meat come together at the traditional markets in both places. As we continued talking, more people joined us, young and old alike, who were curious what this was all about.

Hari Jumat  21 Juni 2013 minggu lalu, saya dan Yunita berkunjung di Basecamp kelompok pecinta alam Kpalang di Langowan. Kami disambut dengan sangat baik dan ramah oleh anggota kelompok, yang juga telah mempersiapkan tempat untuk kami adakan sosialisasi. selain Kapalang juga ada hadir Teman teman dari organisasi Avinity  Sesudah kami perkenalkan program kami, kami mendiskusikan mengenai Yaki pride Campain yang akan di selenggarakan nanti di Langowan dan Tomohon. Kedua areal ini sangat penting bagi strategi konservasi yaki kami karena banyak orang yang menjual dan membeli daging satwaliar di pasar pasar traditional daerah ini. Sementara kami pemaparan, banyak orang yang datang bergabung, baik tua maupun muda.

We also showed a video, made by the BBC, about the yaki, the threats to their existence and how they live in big social groups in the wild, mainly in Tangkoko Nature Reserve. The members of Kpalang recognised the threats that the yaki are facing: many people here like to eat the yaki, despite it being an endangered animal. We discussed which approach would be best to raise awareness about this problem so we can secure the future of the yaki and the forests they live in. By doing so, we will create a better future for us and the next generations. After all, we depend on the forests for food, materials and the protection against natural disasters. After the talk, many members showed interest in helping with our Yaki Pride Campaign and we are looking forward to join our efforts! 

Kami juga mengadakan pemutaran Film Yaki buatan BBC, bagaimana kehidupan Yaki, mulai dari ancaman yang dihadapinya sampai pada kehidupan sosialnya dalam satu kelompok besar di alam liar cagar alam Tangkoko. Anggota kelompok pecinta alam Kapalang tahu juga mengenai ancaman yang dihadapi oleh Yaki: banyak orang disini makan yaki, walaupun sebenarnya binatang ini adalah binatang terancam punah. Kami mendiskusikan pendekatan apa yang terbaik dalam membangun kepedulian dan kesadaran mengenai masalah ini, sehingga kita bisa nantinya akan menjaga atau menyelamatkan masa depan yaki dan Hutannya. Dengan berbuat demikian kita juga menjaga akan masa depan yang lebih baik bagi generasi berikutnya. Selebihnya, kita bergantung pada hutan untuk makanan, material, dan proteksi terhadap bencana alam. Sesudah pemaparan, banyak anggota yang menunjukkan tertarik kannya untuk mendukung dan menolong kami untuk Yaki Pride Campaign, dan kami menunggu balasan untuk bekerja sama dalam kampanye ini.

A big thank you to Kpalang and Gmpa Affinity and its members for hosting this meeting and we hope to start our collaboration soon, spreading awareness about the yaki’s endangered status and our plight to protect them!

Terima kasih banyak kepada kelompok pecinta alam Kpalang, Gmpa Affinity dan anggotanya dalam mengatur pertemuan ini, kami berharap akan segera memulaikan kerjasama kita secepatnya, untuk menyebarkan pesan mengenai keadaan yaki yang sudah terancam punah, dan usaha kita untuk menjaga mereka!

Together we will save the yaki!

2 thoughts on “Selamatkan Yaki’s talk at Kpalang in Langowan!

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