SwaraOwa in bahasa, meant “gibbon voice”. We are a group of young people, all Indonesian native who want to contribute to conserve of our endangered primate species and it’s habitat.This is our pages to promote, to share the knowledge and field experiences, to raise attention and awareness, also to build a professional network, to conserve our precious wildlife and it’s nature habitat.
Project history in Central Java is started since 2005 in Mt.Slamet Central Java, Indonesia, your can read here for our previous project activities.
Coffee and Primate Conservation Project was initiated in 2008 till now, with the aims to create sustainable conservation activities for Javan gibbon through creating small medium enterprises for local communities nearby the forest of Javan gibbon habitat. Kopi owa or Owa coffee is our conservation brand,established since 2012 to promote shade grown coffee as one of the forest product from the habitat of Javan gibbon. We start initiation activities in Sokokembang village, and now extend to other villages in Pekalogan regency, Central Java Provice, Indonesia. Coffee and Primate Conservation project have been succeed to promote and motivate farmers to manage shade grown coffee in the mean while promoting Javan gibbon as local pride. Watch here for tv coverage of Kopi Owa story.
SwaraOwa, officially launch in the world wide web in June 4, 2014, read here in for first posting in our blog, than establish on the social media, to aim promoting our field work for conservation of Javan Gibbon, in Central Java. In the field we have been grow with many stories, and strengthen us to contribute at the grass root level conservation activities.
What We do:
To conserve Indonesian primate (especially gibbon species) in their native habitat.
To create a sustainable initiative to conserve Indonesian primate (especially gibbon species), through doing applied research, rising young Indonesian primatologist through primate field course for local professional development, and developing small medium enterprises / economic activities in the habitat of Indonesia endangered primates/gibbon species.
To enhance biodiversity conservation value in the native habitat of Indonesia primates/gibbon species.
Recently we have initiated fieldwork for Mentawai Primate Species in Mentawai Island West Sumatera. field site address: Uma Malinggai Traditional Mentawai, Ds. Puro 2, Siberut Selatan, Mentawai, Sumatera Barat
For further correspondence, please feel free to contact us : gibbontalk at swaraowa dot org ; tweeter, FB, IG: @swaraOwa
read here for monthly updates from the field : www.swaraOwa.blogspot.com