New colleague for Selamatkan Yaki team: Edyson Maneasa!

Hari ini, kami ingin memperkenalkan anggota baru tim kami: Edyson (Edies) Maneasa! Sebelum bergabung dengan program Selamatkan Yaki, Edies telah memiliki pengalaman yang luas dalam bidang konservasi, misalnya dalam kampanye penyadartahuan, pendidikan lingkungan, pelatihan guru, serta penelitian energi terbarukan dan konservasi. Kami sangat senang Edies bisa menjadi rekan kerja kami sehingga tim kami semakin kuat dalam menyelamatkan yaki!

Today, we would like to introduce you to a new member of our team: Edyson (Edies) Maneasa! Edies has extensive experience in conservation before joining our Selamatkan Yaki programme, such as in awareness campaigns, environmental education, training teachers, renewable energy and conservation research. We are very happy to have him as our colleague as we will be an even stronger team than before, to save the yaki!

By Edyson Maneasa, Tangkoko Project officer at Selamatkan Yaki. 

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The first documented meeting with the cinnabar hawk owl (Ninox ios) in North Sulawesi. This species was first described by the Smithsonian Institute in 1998. C.A. Gunung Ambang, 1999. | Perjumpaan terdokumentasi pertama dengan burung hantu spesies Ninox ios di Sulawesi Utara. Spesies ini dideskripsi pertama kali oleh Smithsonian Institute pada tahun 1998. C.A. Gunung Ambang, 1999.

Saya memiliki latar belakang pendidikan Fakultas Pertanian UNSRAT Manado. Saya sempat bekerja sebagai konsultan di bidang pertanian selama 2 tahun, kemudian bekerja di bidang konservasi dengan Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) untuk melanjutkan hobi saya berkegiatan di alam, seperti saat bergabung dengan kelompok mahasiswa pecinta alam.

I studied at the Agriculture Faculty at UNSRAT Manado. After this, I worked as an agricultural consultant for 2 years before joining Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to explore the field of conservation. This way, I could continue my hobby on outdoor activities, just like when I joined a student group of nature lovers in my university days.

Saya bergabung dengan SY pada awal Oktober 2013 untuk menangani kegiatan terkait kawasan Tangkoko. Saya sudah memiliki pengalaman lebih dari 13 tahun bekerja di bidang konservasi di Sulawesi bersama WCS. Saya pernah melaksanakan penelitian keanekaragaman hayati pada 10 kawasan konservasi mulai dari Sulawesi Utara hingga Sulawesi Tenggara, baik sebagai anggota tim maupun koordinator tim peneliti. Saya juga berpengalaman mengajarkan pendidikan lingkungan terhadap siswa SD hingga mahasiswa tingkat Master. Saya juga pernah melakukan kampanye penyadartahuan lingkungan pada masyarakat di sekitar kawasan konservasi hingga masyarakat desa pelaksana PNPM Lingkungan.

I joined SY in early October 2013 to handle activities related to Tangkoko Reserve after gaining 13 years of experience working in conservation in Sulawesi with WCS. I have carried out research on biodiversity in 10 conservation areas from North Sulawesi to Southeast Sulawesi, both as a team member and coordinator of the research team. I have also taught environmental education to a variety of students, from elementary to masters level. Additionally, I have also been involved in environmental awareness campaigns, varying between communities around protected areas to rural communities to implement the Green-PNPM (Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat/National Program for Community Empowerment).

Identifying bats during a field trip with Masters students from the Environmental Biology Program, UNIMA. C.A. Tangkoko, 2009. | Identifikasi kelelawar dalam praktek lapangan mahasiswa S2 Biologi Lingkungan UNIMA. C.A. Tangkoko, 2009

Identifying bats during a field trip with Masters students from the Environmental Biology Program, UNIMA. C.A. Tangkoko, 2009. | Identifikasi kelelawar dalam praktek lapangan mahasiswa S2 Biologi Lingkungan UNIMA. C.A. Tangkoko, 2009

Saya juga berpengalaman dalam kegiatan pemberdayaan masyarakat, antara lain memfasilitasi masyarakat untuk mengembangkan pemanfaatan energi terbarukan seperti Pikohidro, Arang Aktif dan Briket Arang, serta mendampingi masyarakat dalam mengembangkan ekowisata berbasis pengelolaan DPL (Daerah Perlindungan Laut) di desa Bahoi kabupaten Minahasa Utara.

I am also experienced in community empowerment, such as facilitating people to develop the use of renewable energy like Picohydro, Active Charcoal and Charcoal Briquettes, and in assisting communities to develop ecotourism-based management of MPAs (Marine Protected Areas) in the village of Bahoi in the North Minahasa district.

With Harry and Yunita in World Animal Day Parade. Bitung, October 4th 2013. | Bersama Harry dan Yunita di Parade Hari Satwa Sedunia. Bitung, 04 Oktober 2013

With Harry and Yunita in World Animal Day Parade. Bitung, October 4th 2013. | Bersama Harry dan Yunita di Parade Hari Satwa Sedunia. Bitung, 04 Oktober 2013

Saya tertarik bergabung dengan SY karena saya ingin terus aktif berpartisipasi dalam dunia konservasi keanekaragaman hayati, terlebih khusus terhadap satwa endemic yang terancam punah.

I joined Selamatkan Yaki so I can continue to actively participate in the conservation of biodiversity, especially of endangered endemic wildlife.

Prinsip hidup: melestarikan alam tidak hanya untuk kehidupan flora dan fauna. Manfaat utamanya adalah untuk menjaga dan melestarikan kehidupan umat manusia.

Life principle: conservation is not only for the life of animals and plants. The main benefit is the sustenance and preservation of human life.

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