Di Inggris: Demi Selamatkan Yaki, 1 hari mendaki 3 gunung

Selamatkan Yaki – Three Peaks Challenge 2014

Jodie Dryden, Zookeeper at Drusillas Park, training for the Three Peaks Challenge

Jodie Dryden, Penjaga Kebun Binatang Drussilas Park, berlatih untuk Tantangan Tiga Puncak

Sepuluh orang pekerja kebun binatang dari lima Kebun binatang di Inggris, mengadakan penggalangan dana untuk bantu menyelamatkan satwa Macaca nigra atau Yaki. Kegiatan ini dinamakan “Tantangan Tiga Puncak 2014” dimana mereka akan mendaki Gn. Ben Nevis (Skotlandia), Gn. Scafell Pyke (Inggris) dan Gn. Snowdon (Wales), dalam jangka waktu 24 jam, dengan total berjalan kaki 13 jam, sejauh 43km rute naik turun 2900mdpl pada tanggal 5 Juli nanti.

Yaki atau Macaca nigra, adalah salah satu spesies endemik Sulawesi Utarayang artinya hanya ada di satu tempat tidak ada di tempat lain di di dunia,namun keberadaaannya sudah sangat memprihatinkan. Dalam jangka waktu 40 tahun terakhir, populasinya menurun sangat drastis lebih dari 80%. Yaki terdaftar sebagai salah satu satwa sangat terancam punah oleh IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Penurunan populasi disebabkan karena hutan tempat hidup satwa ini telah dialih fungsikan menjadi perkebunan bahkan perumahan, dll. Ancaman lainnya yaitu perburuan karena sebagian orang menganggap Yaki sebagai hama, selain itu dianggap lucu untuk dijadikan binatang peliharaan, dan yang paling sering terjadi khususnya di Sulawesi Utara ialah dikonsumsi. Perlu untuk diketahui bawah menurut UU.No. 5 Thn.90 tentang Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam dan Ekosistemnya, Yaki adalah satwa yang dilindungi.

The Sulawesi crested black macaque, locally known as yaki, is a charismatic primate which only occurs in North Sulawesi, nowhere else in the world!

Monyet hitam Sulawesi, disebut orang lokal sebagai yaki, adalah primata karismatik yang hanya terdapat di Sulawesi Utara, tidak ada di tempat lain di dunia!

Para pekerja kebun binatang yang disebut Zoo Keeper ini nekat mengadakan pendakian gunung hanya dalam 1 hari, karena perhatian mereka terhadap pelestarian satwa liar yang sangat besar. Jodie Dryden, cewek imut yang bekerja sebagai penjaga kebun binatang Drusillas Park Inggris, sebagai koordinator kegiatan ini sangat aktif dan antusias dalam meningkatkan kesadaran bahkan penggalangan dana demi mendukung kegiatan konservasi yaki. Setelah kunjungannya di Taman Wisata Alam Batuputih Bitung setahun silam, ia berjanji akan terus berusaha berpartisipasi dalam konservasi yaki bersama tim Selamatkan Yaki yang ada di Manado demi pelestarian satwa yang hampir punah ini.

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Spanduk ini akan dibawa ke puncak Gn. Ben Nevis, Gn. Scafell Pyke dan Gn. Snowdon

Kegiatan yang dilakukan oleh orang “luar” ini sangatlah patut untuk diacungkan jempol bahkan diteladani. “Sebagai seorang minahasa Asli, saya merasa merasa terharu dengan apa yang mereka lakukan. Bentuk kecintaan mereka terhadap satwa yang notabene bukan milik  mereka itu langsung mereka buktikan dengan penggalangan dana untuk membantu rekan mereka yang bekerja di Manado Indonesia. Adalah menjadi suatu perenungan bagi kita orang SULUT, jika mereka begitu peduli dengan Satwa milik kita, bagaimana dengan kita?  Sejauh manakah kepedulian kita terhadap lingkungan kita, hutan kita satwa kita? Masih banyak PR kita, masih banyak kerja kita, masih butuh banyak dukungan orang SULUT,  untuk pelestarian Yaki kita, pelestarian alam Indonesia kita,  untuk bumi kita”, kata Yunita Siwi, Education Officer Selamatkan Yaki.

Ikuti Jodie dan timnya serta terus perbaharui berita tentang Tantangan Tiga Puncak melalui Facebook dan Twitter Selamatkan Yaki! Apakah Anda ingin membantu menjaga yaki bersama banyak spesies lain di hutan hujan Sulawesi Utara? Ikuti link ke website Three Peaks Fundraiser

All expedition members are wearing T shirts with this logo: Selamatkan Yaki – Three Peaks Challenge 2014

Semua anggota ekspedisi akan mengenakan T shirt dengan logo: Selamatkan Yaki – Three Peaks Challenge 2014

Conquering three mountains to save the Sulawesi crested black macaque!

Three Peaks Challenge 2014

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Jodie Dryden, Zookeeper at Drusillas Park, training for the Three Peaks Challenge.

Ten zookeepers from five zoos across the United Kingdom have swapped their zookeeping role for the mountains, in a bid to raise both funds and awareness for the Critically Endangered monkey Macaca nigra. During this Three Peak Challenge on July 5th they will climb Mt. Ben Nevis (Scotland), Mt. Scafell Pyke (England) and Mt. Snowdon (Wales), in a period of just 24 hours, with a total of 13 hours walking, the 27 mile route ascending/descending 2900m.

North Sulawesi is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species, with one of the highest levels of endemism (species unique to the area) in the world. However, due to hunting, forest loss and the pet trade many of these unique species are under threat. One of the most threatened is the Sulawesi crested black macaque – known locally as yaki. Restricted to small forest fragments in the Northern tip of the island, these monkeys have experienced an estimated population decline of more than 80% in the last 40 years, and are now Critically Endangered and in urgent need of protection.

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The Sulawesi crested black macaque, locally known as yaki, is a charismatic primate which only occurs in North Sulawesi, nowhere else in the world!

The star behind the Three Peak Challenge is Jodie Dryden, zookeeper at Drusillas Park, UK. In 2013, Jodie went to see the Macaca nigra in the wild and volunteered at Selamatkan Yaki, a conservation programme in Manado, North Sulawesi, which focuses on the protection of this species and its habitat.

Selamatkan Yaki is a programme through the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust based at Paignton Zoo in the UK, comprising a strong collaboration of partners, with support and cooperation from key stakeholders. By focussing on protected area management, ecotourism, community development, education and awareness-raising the programme aims to reduce the threats to the species.

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This banner which will be taken to the summits of Mt. Ben Nevis, Mt. Scafell Pyke and Mt. Snowdon

Yunita Siwi, Education Officer for Selamatkan Yaki, said “This event organised by foreigners deserves a big thumbs-up and should be an example for us all. As a native Minahasan, I am moved by their actions. Their love for these macaques is proven through fundraising for our programme in Manado, Indonesia. This should be food for thought for us; if they care so much for our animals, what about us? How much do we care for our environment, our forests, our wildlife? There is still much work to be done, much support needed from the people of North Sulawesi, for the conservation of our yaki, our Indonesian nature, and our earth.”

“We are excited about this event”, says Thirza Loffeld, Education and Advocacy Coordinator for Selamatkan Yaki, “as these zookeepers are taking on this daring 1-day climb illustrating their great support of wildlife conservation. After Jodie’s stay with us over a year ago, she has grasped every opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the Sulawesi crested black macaque and help our Selamatkan Yaki team in our plight to save this endangered primate. She is an inspiration to all.”

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All expedition members are wearing T shirts with this logo: Selamatkan Yaki – Three Peaks Challenge 2014

Follow Jodie and her team and stay updated on the Three Peaks Challenge through Selamatkan Yaki –  Facebook and Twitter! Would you like to help safeguard the yaki alongside many other species in the North Sulawesi rainforests? Follow the link to the Three Peaks Fundraiser website (click).  

Seminar “Biodiversity conservation: Selamatkan Yaki” at UNSRAT

Hello everyone!

We would like to share with you an amazing morning, organised by Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu, from Environmental Studies Center (PPLH-SDA), Sam Ratulangi University Manado (UNSRAT): A seminar themed “Biodiversity Conservation: Selamatkan Yaki”! We were very honoured to be invited as speakers at this event!
Kami ingin bercerita tentang acara luar biasa yang kami ikuti, yang diselenggarakan oleh Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu dari Pusat Penelitian Lingkungan Hidup (PPLH-SDA) Universitas Sam Ratulangi Manado (UNSRAT): seminar bertajuk “Biodiversity Conservation: Selamatkan Yaki!” Kami merasa tersanjung diundang menjadi pembicara di kegiatan ini!

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At the same day and time, there was another happening, organised by our partners Tangkoko Conservation Education (TCE). So our team split up: Edies and Yunita were attending TCE’s end of year event which was held at Tasikoki and Caroline and I headed towards UNSRAT. We were very lucky to have Jurriaan and Prisi joining us! They were helping us record the event through photography and video. Our audience were 120 university students and 25 lecturers, which required a different talk than the last one Caroline and I did (remember our talk at the elementary school at Manado Tua?).

We did not expect the room to be so full. The students even added extra chairs in the back so they could sit! | Kami tidak menduga ruangannya akan penuh. Para mahasiswa bahkan menambah kursi agar mereka bisa duduk!

We did not expect the room to be so full. The students even added extra chairs in the back so they could sit! | Kami tidak menduga ruangannya akan penuh. Para mahasiswa bahkan menambah kursi agar mereka bisa duduk!

Pada hari dan waktu yang sama, ada kegiatan lain yang diselenggarakan partner kami, Pendidikan Konservasi Tangkoko (PKT). Karena itu, kami membentuk dua tim: Edies dan Yunita menghadiri kegiatan tutup tahun PKT di Tasikoki, sementara saya dan Caroline menuju UNSRAT. Kami sangat beruntung Jurriaan dan Prisi bisa bergabung dengan kami! Mereka membantu kami mendokumentasikan acara melalui foto dan video. Peserta seminar ini terdiri dari 120 mahasiswa dan 25 dosen, sehingga kami membutuhkan materi yang berbeda dengan materi sosialisasi terakhir kami (masih ingat sosialisasi di SD di Manado Tua?).

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Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu, the organizer of this event. | Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu, penyelenggara acara ini.

We were warmly welcomed by Wiske and her team in a beautiful auditorium. After setting everything up, it was time to be introduced. Professor Ir. Dantje T. Sembel, Director of International Affairs, made an opening speech expressing his thanks for our attendance and the importance of biodiversity conservation. His colleague Professor Doddy Sumajow, the Vice Rector of Planning, Supervision and Collaboration followed, also welcoming our team to the university.

Opening remarks by Professor Dantje Sembel and Professor Doddy Sumajow. | Kata-kata sambutan dari Professor Dantje Sembel dan Professor Doddy Sumajow.

Opening remarks by Professor Dantje Sembel and Professor Doddy Sumajow. | Kata-kata sambutan dari Professor Dantje Sembel dan Professor Doddy Sumajow.

Wiske dan timnya menyambut kami dengan hangat di auditorium yang indah. Setelah persiapan selesai, tiba saatnya kami diperkenalkan. Professor Ir. Dantje T. Sembel, Director of International Affairs, memberi sambutan dan menyampaikan rasa terima kasihnya atas kehadiran kami dan betapa pentingnya konservasi biodiversitas. Professor Doddy Sumajow, Pembantu Rektor Bidang Perencanaan, Pengawasan dan Kerjasama pun turut memberi sambutan.

DSC_0058Then it was showtime! 🙂 After an introduction to our team, including the many brilliant volunteers we work with, and an overview of our programme, we gave a look behind the scenes of… EARS!
Saatnya pertunjukan dimulai! 🙂 Setelah memperkenalkan tim kami, termasuk para sukarelawan kami yang hebat, dan ringkasan program kami, kami membahas kisah di balik layar… EARS!

DSC_0138Most of you probably already know our Education and Awareness Raising Strategy (EARS) and how we have taken the first step in implementing this strategy by organising our first Yaki Pride Campaign in 2013 for the areas of Tomohon and Langowan. During this talk, we not only gave an overview of our campaign activities so far and our future plans, but also explained about why we chose these activities. Remember that we did a survey interviewing almost 800 respondents during the months September to October last year? Well, this gave us information about the current state of the communities’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards the hunting, consumption and trading of Macaca nigra (yaki). After this, we organised a conservation workshop and invited all community leaders of our campaign areas. We involved heads cultural, religious and educational institutes as well as heads of the districts (i.e. camats) and heads of the traditional markets. These people are the faces and voices of our campaigns. For example, Ibu Syske Wongkar, head of the district (kecamatan) of West Tomohon, who is featured on one of our campaign billboards. Watch our interview with her below!
DSC_0123Kalian mungkin sudah tahu mengenai Education and Awareness Raising Strategy (EARS)
 kami dan bagaimana kami mengambil langkah pertama dalam menerapkan strategi ini dengan menyelenggarakan Kampanye Kebanggaan Yaki 2013 di Tomohon dan Langowan. Kami tidak hanya membahas kegiatan kampanye kami sekarang dan yang akan datang, kami juga menjelaskan alasan di balik kegiatan-kegiatan ini. Masih ingat dengan survei kami yang pada hampir 800 responden bulan September hingga October tahun lalu? Survei ini memberi kami gambaran terbaru mengenai pengetahuan, sikap dan perilaku masyarakat terhadap perburuan, konsumsi dan perdagangan Macaca nigra (yaki). Setelah survei ini, kami menyelenggarakan workshop konservasi dan mengundang tokoh-tokoh masyarakat dari area kampanye kami. Kami melibatkan kepala lembaga-lembaga masyarakat, pendidikan dan agama, juga para camat dan kepala pasar. Merekalah yang menjadi wajah dan suara kampanye kami. Contohnya, Ibu Syske Wongkar, camat Tomohon Barat, tampil dalam salah satu billboard kampanye kami. Simak wawancara kami dengannya di bawah!

Based on the recommendations of the community leaders, and based on our survey results, we developed our campaign plan. But that’s not all we revealed! Did you know that there is an international organisation, named RARE, who are training conservationists community-based solutions for global conservation? Together, they have already implemented more than 200 Pride Campaigns in more than 50 different countries around the world! Amazing, right? RARE actually has a wonder formula, which they call the “Theory of Change”, see it here:
Berdasarkan rekomendasi dari para tokoh masyarakat serta hasil survei kami, kami mengembangkan rencana kampanye kami. Tapi bukan cuma itu yang kami jelaskan! Tahukah kamu bahwa ada sebuah organisasi internasional bernama RARE yang melatih ahli-ahli konservasi mengenai solusi konservasi global yang berbasis masyarakat? Mereka telah menerapkan lebih dari 200 Kampanye Kebanggaan di lebih dari 50 negara di seluruh dunia! Luar biasa, bukan? RARE memiliki rumus ajaib, yang mereka namakan “Theory of Change” (Teori Perubahan), seperti yang bisa dilihat di bawah:

RARE's Theory of Change (adapted by SY)

In the figure you see (1) Knowledge (K) – which stands for increasing people’s awareness of nature around them and how their behaviour affects it, (2) Cause a shift in attitudes (A) by talking to people on an emotional level about the personal, cultural and economic benefits of protecting nature, (3) Interpersonal communication (IC) – Get people talking to each other about the conservation issues and (4) identify possible barriers (BR) that are prohibiting behavior change. With focusing on these four aspects and by promoting sustainable alternatives, we can trigger behaviour change which will lead to threat reduction and our desired conservation result: a self-sustaining population of Macaca nigra in the wild, valued and protected by local communities!
Pada gambar di atas, kita bisa melihat (1) Knowledge/Pengetahuan (K) – yang mewakili kesadaran masyarakat mengenai alam sekitar mereka dan bagaimana perilaku mereka berdampak pada alam (2) Cause a shift in attitudes/Perubahan sikap (A) melalui berbicara dengan orang lain secara personal mengenai manfaat pribadi, budaya dan ekonomi dari perlindungan alam, (3) Interpersonal communication/Komunikasi intrapersonal (IC) – Membuat masyarakat saling berbincang mengenai isu konservasi dan (4) identify possible barriers/mengidentifikasi penghambat potensial (BR) yang menghambat perubahan perilaku. Dengan fokus pada empat aspek ini dan mempromosikan alternatif yang berkelanjutan, kita dapat memicu perubahan perilaku yang akan berkembang menjadi penurunan ancaman dan tercapainya tujuan konservasi yang kami harapkan: populasi Macaca nigra yang sehat di alam liar, dihargai dan dilindungi oleh masyarakat lokal!

Would you like to know more about RARE? We recommend you to visit their website and find information about the many conservationists that have implemented a Pride Campaign to help an endangered species, like the yaki, that is in need of protection!
Ingin tahu lebih banyak mengenai RARE? Kami sarankan Anda mengunjungi situs mereka dan mencari informasi mengenai para ahli konservasi yang telah menerapkan Kampanye Kebanggaan untuk membantu sebuah spesies yang terancam punah, seperti yaki, dan perlu dilindungi!

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Group photo with the lecturers and some of the students. | Foto bersama para dosen dan beberapa mahasiswa.

We would like to give thanks to Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu and her team for organizing this event, Dr. Saroyo who helped us answer questions, as well as Professor Ir. Dantje T. Sembel, Director of International Affairs and Professor Doddy Sumajow, the Vice Rector of Planning, Supervision and Collaboration of UNSRAT. A big thank you to all students and lecturers for participating in this conservation seminar! We hope that we continue collaborating with UNSRAT’s lecturers and students, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for if you have any ideas, questions or upcoming events! Lastly, we would like to thank Jurriaan and Prisi for teaming up!
Kami ingin berterima kasih pada Dr. Wiske Rotinsulu dan tim yang telah menyelenggarkan kegiatan ini, Dr. Saroyo yang membantu kami menjawab pertanyaan, juga Professor Ir. Dantje T. Sembel, Director of International Affairs dan dan Professor Doddy Sumajow, Pembantu Rektor Bidang Perencanaan, Pengawasan dan Kerjasama UNSRAT. Terima kasih banyak pada
para mahasiswa dan dosen yang turut serta dalam seminar konservasi ini! Kami berharap bisa terus bekerjasama dengan mahasiswa dan dosen UNSRAT, jadi jangan sungkan untuk menghubungi kami bila ada ide, pertanyaan, atau kegiatan lain! Kami juga ingin berterima kasih pada Jurriaan dan Prisi yang bergabung!

Salam Lestari,
Thirza

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Selamatkan Yaki team crosses Manado Bay…

Hello everyone! This is Caroline speaking! We uploaded a photo of our very special trip last week… could you guess where we went to?
Halo semuanya! Ini Caroline! Belum lama ini kami meng-upload foto perjalanan kami minggu lalu… bisakah kalian menebak kami pergi ke mana?
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Manado Tua!

Manado Tua (literally, old Manado) is an island approximately 21 kilometers from mainland Manado, dominated by a single mountain. Twelve villages surround the base of this mountain. On Friday (6/6) SY got a chance to visit one of these villages!
Manado Tua adalah pulau berjarak kira-kira 21 kilometer dari daratan utama dan didominasi sebuah gunung. Dua belas desa mengitari kaki gunung ini. Pada hari Jumat (6/6) SY mendapatkan kesempatan mengunjungi salah satu desa ini! 

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SD GMIM Pangalingan, our target school for the day.

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The students responded to our quiz very enthusiastically! | Para siswa menanggapi kuis kami dengan sangat baik!

It started when Olivia (Livi) Kulander contacted our programme to see if we could join a trip she planned for a group of students from the University of Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Livi stayed at Manado Tua for two weeks last year, accompanied by Pak Yunus Masala who is a ranger at the Tangkoko Nature Reserve. Together they researched the population of tarsiers there and also encountered Macaca nigra on this island! Exciting stuff! Livi was in touch with the teachers of the University of Puget Sound and heard that they planned a trip to visit North Sulawesi: great opportunity for Livi to go back to the wonders of North Sulawesi!

 

Semuanya berawal ketika Olivia (Livi) Kulander mengundang program kami untuk bergabung dengan kegiatan yang dia rencanakan bagi sekelompok mahasiswa University of Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Livi tinggal di Manado Tua selama dua minggu tahun lalu, didampingi Pak Yunus Masala, seorang ranger dari C.A. Tangkoko. Bersama mereka meneliti populasi tarsius di sana dan juga bertemu dengan Macaca nigra! Seru sekali! Livi saling kontak dengan beberapa dosen di University of Puget Sound dan mengetahui mereka berencana untuk mengunjungi Sulawesi Utara: kesempatan yang sangat baik bagi LIvi untuk kembali melihat keindahan Sulawesi Utara!

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Thirza and Peter passing time on the boat trip with a chat. | Thirza dan Peter menghabiskan waktu selama perjalanan di kapal dengan berbincang-bincang.

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The students loved our stickers and coloring sheets! | Para siswa sangat menyukai stiker dan lembar mewarnai kami!

So on Friday morning, Thirza, Jurriaan and I, together with Pak Yunus and the Celebes Wild team, departed from Manado’s harbor on a pre-booked boat. On our way to Manado Tua, we stopped at Bunaken to pick up the team from University of Puget Sound. We couldn’t have asked for better weather; it was a beautiful, sunny day, and the 2-hour trip flew by as fast as the sea wind blowing on our faces.

Pada Jumat pagi, Thirza, Jurriaan dan saya sendiri, bersama dengan Pak Yunus dan tim Celebes Wild, berangkat dengan kapal sewaan dari Pelabuhan Manado. Kami singgah di Bunaken untuk menjemput tim dari University of Puget Sound. Cuacanya sangat baik; matahari bersinar cerah dan perjalanan selama 2 jam berlalu secepat angin yang menerpa wajah kami.

DSC_0383The lack of transport to and from Manado made Manado Tua feel quite remote, despite being relatively close to the mainland. The forest was still inhabited by sizeable wildlife populations, and even a yaki group. The villages had narrow concrete streets barely wide enough for two motorbikes to pass side by side, let alone a car. Due to the limited time, we only managed to visit one school, SD GMIM Pangalingan. We refreshed ourselves with drinks and some snacks before starting our presentation. Livi started off with welcoming remarks and introduced our teams, and then it was our turn!
DSC_0384Kurangnya transportasi dari dan ke Manado membuat Manado Tua terasa terpencil, meski jaraknya relatif dekat ke daratan utama. Hutannya memiliki populasi satwa liar yang cukup besar, bahkan satu kelompok yaki. Desa-desanya memiliki jalan beton sempit yang sulit dilalui dua sepeda motor berdampingan, apalagi sebuah mobil. Karena waktu yang terbatas, kami hanya bisa mengunjungi satu sekolah, SD GMIM Pangalingan. Kami disuguhi minum dan makanan kecil sebelum memulai presentasi. Livi membuka acara dengan ucapan selamat datang dan memperkenalkan tim kami, dan setelah itu giliran kami berbicara!

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Don’t forget the speakers! We want to be able to hear the video as well! | Jangan lupa speakernya! Kami perlu mendengar videonya juga!

Thirza and I had prepared an awesome presentation that would surely make the students interested and enthusiastic… but there was a slight problem. Manado Tua had no electricity during the day! Unable to use the projector, we simply held up Thirza’s laptop (thank goodness it had a full charge!) so the students could see, even if it was small. We started off with Oriana’s yaki video, to which the students responded very well, and then continued with our YYC jingle. Everyone – including the Celebes Wild team and the University of Puget Sound team – memorized the catchy words, funny movements and simple tunes very quickly!

On your feet everyone! Let's sing the YYC Jingle! | Semuanya berdiri! Mari menyanyi Yel-yel YYC!

On your feet everyone! Let’s sing the YYC Jingle! | Semuanya berdiri! Mari menyanyi Yel-yel YYC!

Saya dan Thirza telah menyiapkan presentasi keren yang akan membuat para siswa tertarik dan bersemangat… tapi ada masalah kecil. Di Manado Tua, tidak ada listrik di siang hari! Karena kami tidak bisa menggunakan proyektor, kami hanya mengangkat laptop Thirza (syukurlah baterenya penuh!) sehingga para siswa bisa melihat, meski kecil. Kami memulai dengan video yaki dari Oriana, yang mendapat sambutan sangat baik dari para siswa, dilanjutkan dengan yel-yel YYC. Semuanya – termasuk tim Celebes Wild dan tim University of Puget Sound – menghafal lirik, gerakan lucu, dan nadanya yang sederhana dengan sangat cepat!

DSC_0462After our presentation, we handed out coloring sheets, yaki masks and campaign stickers to the students. Celebes Wild also chipped in, handing out their own coloring sheets and little stickers campaigning for the protection of endangered species. The University of Puget Sound team helped out the students in coloring in their sheets. Unfortunately we couldn’t stay long, as it was already past the students’ lunch time. Time to snap a group photo before we say goodbye!
DSC_0478Setelah presentasi, kami membagikan lembar mewarnai, topeng yaki dan stiker kampanye pada para siswa. Celebes Wild juga ikut membagikan lembar mewarnai mereka dan stiker-stiker kecil yang mengkampanyekan perlindungan spesies-spesies terancam. Tim University of Puget Sound membantu para siswa mewarnai. Sayangnya kami tidak bisa berlama-lama karena sudah lewat jam makan siang para siswa. Saatnya berfoto bersama sebelum berpisah!

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We ended our visit with lunch at the beach; grilled fish and coconut mixed with brown sugar were the stars of our seaside meal! In what felt like no time, we were boarding the boat to go back to Bunaken and Manado.
Kami mengakhiri kunjungan kami dengan makan siang di pantai; ikan bakar dan kelapa muda dicampur gula merah menjadi bintang utama! Tidak terasa kami harus naik kapal kembali ke Bunaken dan Manado.

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It was a brief visit, but it was worth it! We reached out across Manado Bay to students living near one of the few remaining natural yaki habitats, and hopefully they’ll remember our conservation message and become our ambassadors on that small island! We would like to thank the people who organized this trip: Livi, Pak Yunus and his wife, and the Celebes Wild team: Maryati Abiduna, Billy Lolowang, Spatman Naung and Serin Kakambong. Thank you to the University of Puget Sound team: Kasey Janousek, Chelsea Steiner, Holly Dixon, Brenda Seymour, Lisa Long, David Balgley, Leonard Henderson, Claire Grubb, Darth Caryn Stein, Logan Day, and Ian Latimer, supervised by Gareth Barkin and Peter Wimberger. Also a big thank you to the headmistress for facilitating our team at the school. It was an inspiring day and we hope to continue raising awareness about the yaki at Manado Tua.
Kunjungan yang singkat, tapi sepadan! Kami berhasil menjangkau melintasi Teluk Manado pada para siswa yang tinggal di dekat salah satu habitat yaki terakhir yang masih alami, dan kami berharap mereka mengingat pesan konservasi kami dan menjadi duta kami di pulau kecil itu! Terima kasih pada tim penyelenggara: Livi, Pak Yunus dan ibu, serta tim Celebes Wild: Maryati Abiduna, Billy Lolowang, Spatman Naung and Serin Kakambong. Terima kasih pada tim dari University of Puget Sound: Kasey Janousek, Chelsea Steiner, Holly Dixon, Brenda Seymour, Lisa Long, David Balgley, Leonard Henderson, Claire Grubb, Darth Caryn Stein, Logan Day, and Ian Latimer, di bawah bimbingan Gareth Barkin dan Peter Wimberger. Terima kasih banyak pada ibu Kepala Sekolah yang memfasilitasi tim kami di sekolahnya. Sungguh hari yang menginspirasi, dan kami berharap bisa terus meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat mengenai yaki di Manado Tua.

 

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Faces behind Selamatkan Yaki!

Would you like to know who is working for Selamatkan Yaki and what drives them to dedicate their time & effort to Yaki conservation? Click on each member of our team and read more about them here..

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