Aranya Giri Sakta on Field Popular Forest Ecology at Pondok Halimun Sukabumi

Forest ecology is the scientific study of the interrelated patterns, processes, flora, fauna and ecosystems in forests react with each other, and interact with the environment of a forest ecosystem. This particular field of study is very important for those who are concerned about forest conservation.

The richness of biodiversity of Taman nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango. The misty morning of Pondok Halimun

A popular forest ecology is necessary to be taught to the society. So, people can appreciate the value of the forest ecology for human being. Aranya Giri Sakta, one of the nature lover family, tried to participate in educating people on forest ecology. The knowledge was taught in a popular way to the family member of the Aranya Giri sakta. One of the event was during the 1st anniversary of Keluarga Aranya Giri Sakta in 19-20 June 2010 in Pondok Halimun at The Selabintana entrance gate to Gunung Gede, Sukabumi.

The Brother Away, on the right most, was giving an explanation about the function forest for human being.
The family camping participant got up in the morning and got to gather after light breakfast for hearing the briefing from Brother Away, one of  the environmental volunteer of the Gunung Gede National Park. Away briefed the paricipant with the popular story of forest ecology.
Brother Away explaining the natural water source that water the people in Sukabumi, Cianjur, Bogor and Jakarta.
The natural water source at Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango ( TNGPP ) can water 20 million people in the surounding if this area, especially Sukabumi, Cianjur, Bogor and Jakarta. According to the environmental expert, Prof Sumarwoto, the rain rate of the the TNGPP is equal to 3000 – 4000 mm per year, it can accommodate around 46.2 million water truck of  5000 liters of each truck. If the truck length about 10 meter then the length of the truck line would be 4620 kilometers or 4 times the length of Java Island.

So people can imagine the importance and the essence of Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango as a natural water source. We are all obliged to protect the Taman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango water source. The existence of water source is strongly dependent to the forest ecology conservation. That is why people has to understand the biodiversity and forest ecology of Tman Nasional Gunung Gede Pangrango. Aranya Giri Sakta is willing to participate in edicating people, especially young people, about the forest ecology.

The Aranya Giri Sakta Family walked along the interpreter line following Brother Away in forest ecology game.
Pondok Halimun, at Cipelang, lies at the foot of a steep-sided, wooded valley. The 10 km drive from Sukabumi takes around 30 minutes and the road climbs up through tea plantations and vegetable fields. The area is a popular destination but, because lanes are narrow and public transport limited, the area it retains its quiet, rural charm. To reach the Selabintana Gate from Bogor, take a bus to to Sukabumi bus station and then a minibus to town centre. From Cibodas, via Cianjur, get off in Sukabumi town centre. Wait at the roundabout near the Yogya Departement store for a Selabintana bus and ask for the Pondok Halimun turning. From the turn-off, the park gate is still a 1-2-hour uphill walk, so charter a minibus, take a motor bike or, if tou have plenty of time, wait for a public mini-bus. The 6-km ride to the park gate passes through tea estates which provide interesting walk.
The group photo of Aranya Giri Sakta Family

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